Visigraph Typewriter

Visigraph Typewriter

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Description
Charles Spiro was the inventor of a variety of typewriters including the Columbia, the Bar-Lock, and this Visigraph. Spiro held a variety of patents relating to the Visigraph, and had begun production by 1910. This typewriter was manufactured by the Visigraph Typewriter Company sometime before 1919, when the Visigraph Typewriter Company reorganized as the C. Spiro Manufacturing Company. The Visigraph was a visible front-strike typewriter with a four-row QWERTY keyboard.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
typewriter
Other Terms
typewriter; Standard; Manual
maker
Visigraph Typewriter Company
Measurements
overall: 10 in x 13 in x 15 in; 25.4 cm x 33.02 cm x 38.1 cm
ID Number
ME.326231
catalog number
326231
accession number
257824
serial number
12136
Credit Line
George C. Spiro
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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