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same machine various lengths of carriage may be used,
“ thereby increasing its general usefulness, and virtually
combining four machines in one.” Of course, the inter-
changeability of carriages is no novelty, but in other
machines it is necessary to have an instrument made to
the size of the largest carriage to be used on it. Thus,
a foolscap machine may serve its purpose two or three or
even more years. Should, however, brief work suddenly
loom in sight, the original machine becomes useless. But
with the Fay-Sho, longer carriages may be subsequently
acquired, and made full use of, although at the time of
purchase no thought existed that anything larger than a
post-card would ever be required.
Among other features of the Fay-Sho may be mentioned
the following :—
A platen pointer, which relieves the operator from the
necessity of consulting front or platen scales in referring to
work or in making corrections.
The marginal stops are fixed to the front of the machine
and are easily and quickly adjusted.
A jumping or tabulating device foims part of the ma-
chine, and operates rapidly and accurately without jar or
risk of damaging the dogs.
The ribbon is not automatic in the reverse movement,
the makers considering this not to be a good feature. Their
judgment in this respect differs from that of all their rivals.
But before the ribbon has completed its complete travel
from one spool to the other, there is a “ reverse-your-
ribbon ” signal, which appears in the front of the machine,
and thus gives the operator timely notice that his attention