The Jackson Typewriter was produced in Boston, and has a very unusual
mechanism. Each typebar has its head restin on an ink pad at the front of
the machine. The bar itself is a double-shaft affair, sort of like a minature
pantograph. On pressing a key, the double-shafted bar swings forward, and
at the same time makes the type-head do a full somersault, so it meets the
paper with its inked face. Wow! You should see it!
Unfortunately, it's very rare, so it's not likely you will. But if you find
one, a collector will pay you four-figures, so keep a lookout.
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