Mignon typewriter, 1904.
3 1 c m
40cm
actual image size: 32cm x 23cm

Mignon typewriter, 1904.

© Science Museum / Science & Society Picture Library

Description

In spite of being slow to use, the Mignon was immensely popular and survived until the 1940s. It was invented in 1903 by Dr Friedrich von Hefner-Alteneck and made by the electrical company aeG. A metal type-sleeve shifts and rotates in response to the movements of a pointer over an index tablet marked with the letters of the alphabet. When the required letter has been selected, a single key is presed to make the impresion. A second key gives spaces. The type sleeve and index are instantly interchangable for different character sets.
 

Image Ref.

10233892
 

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