Typewriter of the type-bar class invented by G. W. N. Yost and manufactured by the American Writing Machine Company of New York, USA. The Caligraph was the first machine to use a full keyboard, with each uppercase and lowercase letter, and each number and sign having a separate key.

This machine is of the upstrike type, in which the type-bar moves upward to strike the paper on the underside of the platen. The letters being typed are thus not visible to the typist.

Physical Description

Black-finished metal frame with gold lining. Type bars arranged in circular "basket" formation at rear of frame. Faceted platen on carriage above basket. Ribbon carried between spools on horizontal axes. Full keyboard with separate key for each character in front of basket. Sloping metal plate in front of keyboard.

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