The Sun Typewriter Co. N.Y., New York 1901
Serial #18040

From The Martin Howard Collection of Antique Typewriters:

This was the first keyboard typewriter to have used sheet metal in the construction of the main frame, rather than all cast iron, enabling it to be sold for the low price of $40. This typewriter does not use a ribbon, instead, as the type-bar approaches the platen, it brushes against a small inked roller. This small roller, when struck by the type-bar, swings to make contact with a larger inked roller, which acts as the ink reservoir. The larger roller is positioned under the nickel plated disc (size of a quarter) seen in the picture.  

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We know our letters just fine, and we know our numbers to a certain point, but books were always the realm of four-eyed poindexters with bowler hats and cravats. That’s why it pleases us so that America’s proud illiterates are finally stepping up and pushing back against the crushing tide of education that threatens to swallow us all into its gaping maw of checked facts. Champions of the Ignorantiat will not like it here.
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