The Ingersoll, as basic as it is, is still considered a typewriter. It comprised of 60+ rubber stamps that traveled on a coiled metal shaft attached to two wooden posts, all resting on a wooden base. There were two pads for the stamps to slide over for inking. The typewriter was produced ca.1885 by the Robert Ingersoll Company, Limited of New York. One known name variant was The Domestic Type-Writer. Another variant, though unconfirmed, may have been the Nason which would have been produced by the Nason Typewriter, Ltd. The Nason was to be constructed almost completely of metal.
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