Keyboard typewriters are typewriters that are operated
by pushing a key, or combination of keys in order to print a letter
or character onto the paper.
Between the 1880s and 1910s many people favored the
so-called full keyboard that had individual keys for each individual
letter, capital, figure and symbol (for samples, see Upstrike typewriters).
The best knowns full keyboard machines were the Caligraph and the
The division we use here between different sorts of
keyboard typewriters is not based on the keyboard itself, but on
the way the characters are actually typed onto the paper. The difference
is explained on each of the linked index pages, that can be found
when you click the links on the left.