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American Visible Typewriter

A linear index machine made by the American Typewriter Co. A soft rubber typebar, similar to that used in the "American" offered in SMMA issue 33 is used and other features of the 1893 patent are also incorporated in this machine. This version of the American Visible has a lever on the left side for printing and a lever on the front for spacing. The rigid index is slid horizontally to the character desired and the side lever depressed to type. As the typebar is moved from side to side, it passes over ink pads on either side of the center printing point. The machine is in fine mechanical condition, with the exception of the rubber type bar, which is hardened, warped, and detached. There is some damage to the enamel on the left end of the platen carrier and some loss to the decal under the space bar. The original cardboard box, in fair condition, is included. The box is marked " American Visible Typewriter, Manufactured by the American Typewriter Co., New York, Pat 1893

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