The Barrett was named after, and invented by Glenn J. Barrett. It was produced by the Barrett Typewriter Company of Grand Rapids, Michigan, ca.1904. The Barrett had a circular, upstrike typebar arrangement which made it a blindwriter just like the earliest Remingtons. In Old English, the typewriter is marked with a "B" on top of the frame in front of the carriage. That is one of my favorite features. Another feature I love is the vented paper table.