The Munson Typewriter
Patented September 17, 1889
Manufactured by the Munson Typewriter Company of Chicago, this typewriter was the predecessor of the popular Chicago
typewriter. The Munson was open framed with most of its mechanical parts attractively nickle plated. Printing was from a horizontal type sleeve, struck from the rear by a rubber hammer.
The Munson used a three row keyboard with a double shift mechanism for printing upper
case characters and figures. Its spooled ribbon traveled front to rear
obscuring the typsits view of what was being typed. Tilting the platen
back allowed the typist to view their work.
Bentwood cover with Munson medallion
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