An Early Flat Typewriter
I have seen and sold the high carriage typewriters but I haven’t seen any of the flat typewriters, except for this one. It has the roller than turns, the plate on the back, next to the roller that keeps the paper in place. The roll for ribbon is on one side and the keys are just raised impressions. The typewriter is made of a pot metal painted black which is called the carriage, whereas the parts are done in a soft metal silver. This type of accessory is very hard to find but looks wonderful on a late Victorian desk.
Measurements: 2” x 2” square, but 1”h.
Late 19th Century