---Fitch Typewriter, 1895---
The Fitch Typewriter was first made in Brooklyn, NY, and later in London,
England. The typbars hovered at an angle over the platen, and struck down
to print. As on all downstrike machines, paper handling was a problem. The
paper was rolled up and insterted within the circular rings above the keyboard.
As typing progressed, the paper was fed across the printing point, and into
another "basket" of rings behind the platen. Only a few lines
were visible at a time.
Machine from Russo Collection.
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