The Brooks typewriter was invented by Byron A. Brooks, was a prolific typewriter designer. The typewriter was covered by patents dated to October 21, 1890, June 30, 1891 and November 24, 1891. It was first sold by the Brooks Typewriter Company of New York, NY and then by the Union Writing Machine Company, also of New York. The actual production of the typewriter was outsourced to the S.S. White Dental Manufacturing Company in Prince's Bay, NY. The Brooks' most striking feature is its rear-downstrike typebar arrangement which gives it its cathedral appearance. A name variant of the Brook, The Eclipse, is also known.
Read a letter about the Brooks written by typewriter historian and collector Don Sutherland here...