Wanted: The Elgin
The Elgin typewriter was invented ca.1889 by Frank Felt. It was produced by the Novelty Typewriter Company of Oswego, New York. Being comprised of nothing more than a 7" long piece of wood with tiny rubber stamps attached, the Elgin was just that, a "novelty." It came with a crude platen/carriage which was also made cheaply of wood. The Elgin cost just 60¢. Most surprisingly, it was not marketed as a toy but as an actual, legitimate typewriter for working professionals.
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