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Object Name Typewriter
Catalog Number 1942.12
Maker Wyckoff, Seamans, & Benedict
Date 1902
Material(s) Steel; rubber; nickel; wood; paper
Dimensions H-11 W-15.75 D-15.75 inches
Description This is a Remington Typewriter No. 7 with cover. It has a black enameled steel frame with gold lettering and pinstripes. There is a brown rubber platen. There are nickel or zinc plated steel parts on the carriage. It has forty two keys in four rows with two shift keys on the bottom row to either side of a black enameled wooden space bar. The keys have printed paper letters under glass windows and nickel plated rims. It has four black rubber feet. There are adjustable left and right margins on a nickel plated copper ruler. A ribbon is held inside frame. The action of keys is "invisible," the printing takes place under the platen. The metal cover fits over the typewriter and has hooks and a hasp that attached to a base plate. The base plate is missing.
Notes Introduced by Remington in 1896, the last Remington with invisible writing. Used by James L. Newman (1873-1938) as a young man. Newman worked for the Kentucky State Journal 1910-11, became Associate Editor of the Journal in 1912. He became a major stockholder and eventually owned and edited the paper.
Collection KHS Museum Collection
People Newman, James L.
Subjects Typewriters
Typewriting
Newspaper editors
Newspapers
Search Terms Frankfort State Journal
Kentucky State Journal
Physical Holder Kentucky Historical Society - KHS