Imperial Pavey Musigraph Music Typewriter

Wanted: Imperial Pavey Musigraph

The Imperial Pavey Musigraph, a music typewriter, was invented and patented in 1961 by Lily Pavey of London. Though her original design was adapted to a Remington Office-Writer and was aptly named as the Musikwriter, the Imperial Typewriter Co. Ltd. of Leicester would eventually produce the machine beginning in 1964 and also change its name to the Pavey Musigraph. Other music typewriters were already available for purchase at the time, like the Keaton, Olympia Musicwriter and RC Allen Musicwriter, but the Pavey was the only traditionally-functioning, frontstrike machine outfitted with a keyboard completely dedicated for musical notation that typed both horizontally and vertically.

See snapshots of Lily with a carboard prototype of the successor to the her Musigraph, the Pavey Spherigraph, here...

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