American Index Typewriter
The "American" was patented Dec 5, 1893, by Louis Valiquet, of New York, and the patent assigned to the American Typewriter Company. The rubber type band is fitted to a curved surface, pivoting below the curved stationary index. A lever on the left side of the machine operates the type presser, pushing the soft rubber type against the paper. A lever at the rear of the machine moves the carriage one space without typing. Marked "American Typewriter Company, 265 & 267 Broadway, New York, Patented". The rubber type band has hardened with age, making it unusable - otherwise fine condition. Complete with a metal cover which attaches to the wood base.
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