--Caligraph No. 1,
The Caligraph, introduced in 1880 was not called a "typewriter."
That's because at the time "Type Writer" was a Remington brand
name... not generic. The Caligraph was produced by entrepreneur George Washington
Newton Yost, who broke ranks with his colleagues at Remington to compete
with them. The machine was based on many of the same patents as the Remington
--Caligraph No. 2,
The Caligraph No. 1 was a caps-only machine, considerably smaller than the
double-case model, which featured the"full-keyboard"... a key
for every character, with no shift keys.
Caligraph models 2,3 and 4 are all essentially similar, and are common.
The No. 1 (which was produced concurrently with the other models) is a rarity.
Caligraphs are suprisingly light for their large size. Another interesting
detail about them is the faceted platen found on early models. This accomodated
the flat-faced type on writing machines prior to the time that manufacturers
leared to slightly curve the typeface to mesh with the cylindrical platen.
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