Wanted: Eckels Typewriter
Why is it so massive and what's with all those keys? It's because what we have here is a syllabic typewriter. The Eckels, first patented in 1892 by its inventor and namesake, George Morris Eckels of Chicago, Illinois, was meant to type individual letters, syllables and even a few whole words. George's intent was to speed up the typing process. Eckels received a total of 4 U.S. patents for the machine with the last being issued in 1897.
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