No Other Typewriter Can Do This

Modern Mechanix blog spotted this in a copy of Ye Olde (1918!) National Geographic Magazine: an advertisement for a typewriter with variable fonts.

No Other Typewriter Can Do This—

Change instantly from

Miniature Roman to Large Gothic.

Medium Roman to Italics.

Vertical Script to CLARENDON.

English to Russian.

TURKISH TO PUNJABI.

This can be done by “Just Turning the Knob” on the Multiplex Hammond “Writing Machine”

Link

From the Upcoming ueue, submitted by Minnesotastan.


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I want one! I have a Underwood Portable from the 20's but the carriage return needs some work. This thing is awesome. The fact that this one is only eleven pounds is also awesome. My "portable" weighs a ton.
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This WAS a long time ago. Now, there IS no 637 E. 69th St in Manhattan, which is New York, NY. That address is in the middle of the East River.
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