The Universal Simplex is almost as basic as any typewriter could get. Despite its simplicity, it was produced in a beautiful aesthetic of brass and wood. The typewriter was covered by the Royal Patents Press (U.K. patent office) though the Universal Simplex seems to be nothing more than the Herrington typewriter rebranded for markets outside the U.S. They were produced ca.1886.
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