Secretary of

New York


The Secretary of New York Typewriter, despite what its name suggests, was probably produced either in Kittery, Maine, where the company was first established in 1907, or in Momence, Illinois to where the company was moved in 1909. The typewriter's most curious attributes were its sideways-swinging typebars and a set of four paw-like feet, sometimes referred to as a clawfoot base. The Secretary of New York was the predecessor to the Emerson. It is unclear if any Emersons were produced with the original clawfoot base but old ads suggest so. I would be as equally interested in a Clawfoot Emerson as a Secretary of New York. The inventor of this typewriter was Richard Uhlig who patented it in 1902. The typewriter reads "U.S. Patents Allowed - Others Pending" along the front part of the frame below the spacebar.

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