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The Fitch Typewriter
The Fitch Typewriter

Wanted: The Fitch Typewriter

The Fitch typewriter was just one of four brands that was developed with a rear, downstrike typebar arrangement. That simply means that the type elements struck the platen from the top-rear whereas most modern typewriters struck from the front. Though the design was a commercial failure, there were nonetheless two models produced. The earlier model, the American Fitch, was first marketed by the Fitch Typewriter Company of Des Moines, Iowa but produced by the Brady Manufacturing Company of Brooklyn, New York. The latter, the British Fitch, was produced in London, England by the Fitch Typewriter Company, Limited. The other three brands with a rear downstrike typebar arrangement were the North's, Brooks and Waverley.

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