History of the Typewriter

Forfatter: Geo. Carl Mares

År: 1909

Forlag: Guilbert Pitman

Sted: London

Sider: 318

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— 68 — and we refer the reader to the section dealing with these machines for a fuller description of the Cleveland. The Remington Sholes. (Afterwards called the Fay-Sholes.) This machine is also a descendant of the Remington, and its patentees are a Mr. Remington and a Mr. Sholes, who originally combined the first portions of their names into the title “ Rem-Sho,” which they gave to the machine. But as it was considered that the use of this term was likely Fig. 53 to mislead the public, the second name, Fay-Sho, was applied. The machine is sometimes called “ The Type- writer with the Japanese name.” As the inventors are descendants of the inventors of the first machine, the Com- pany suggest that, if horses and dogs are bought by pedigree, the same plan might well be adopted in selecting a type- writer. The essential features of the Fay-Sho (if we omit refer- ence to the minor matters of embellishment) are two in number. It is a shift-key machine, the same as the Reming- ton, but the depression of the shift-key does not affect the carriage in any way, but shifts the whole of the type-basket. The makers say :—“ In order to change from lower to upper-case, the basket is brought forward on ball-bearings by pressing the shift-key. If it is desired to print all capitals, the basket is shifted and automatically locked, and upon being released returns to its original position for small letters, and is also locked in this position. The result of this arrangement is that it keeps all the writing parts in the proper relation to each other, thereby maintaining the perfect alignment for which the Rem-Sho is noted.” The second point of peculiarity is that on one and the