Beck typewriter and office machine museum in Pfäffikon ZH, Switzerland Beck typewriter and office machine museum in Pfäffikon ZH, Switzerland
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Malling Hansen - 1867
Sholes & Glidden - 1874
Crandall - 1886
Kosmopolit - 1888
Columbia Mod. 2 - 1890
Salter Mod. 5 - 1892
Lambert - 1896
Edelmann - 1897
Saturn - 1898
Diskret - 1898
Mignon Mod. 2 Rot - 1902
McCool Mod. 2 - 1904
Liliput Duplex - 1907
Darling - 1911
Virotyp - 1914
Edelmann - 1897

Edelmann - 1897

It was a low-priced typewriter belonging to the variety of the Hall, Graphic, etc., which overcame the previously developed shortcomings of such machines in their invisible writing and lack of manifolding power. The Edelmann employed a type-wheel for printing. Its keyboard could not really be called such, as it was arranged in two straight printed rows in front of the machine, before which was a notched scale into which the handle was inserted in location of the characters. The machine was gradually improved and later brought out with many modern features, the first one dating from 1897. A. Greef & Co., Frankfort a.M., were identified with the undertaking and although made by Wernicke, Edelmann & Co. of Berlin, the Edelmann was later in the hands of J. Pintsch A-G., of Frankfurt a.M., Germany.