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Morris

First year of production:
1885
Company:
Hoggson Mfg Co , New Haven, Conn. , USA
Serial nr:
n.s.

The Morris was a beautiful but unsuccessful index typewriter, designed by Robert Morris of Kansas City. The type was placed on a rubber sheet, placed under the index card. By moving the index pointer the correct character would be placed above the printing point.

By pushing the entire structure down, the character was printed on the paper. A very simple and elegant little machine, but it never made the charts of most popular writing machines of the day. Very few of these were sold. The machine is now extremely rare.

Courtesy of: Breker collection