The Munson Typewriter

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 and lower 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.


The Munson Typewriter Wood Cover
Bentwood cover with Munson medallion


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