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Xcel Typewriter


The Xcel Standard Word Writing Typewriter was a syllable writing machine invented ca.1922 by Wesley H. Bennington of Kansas City, Missouri. Aside from having the entire alphabet, the keyboard of this typewriter was supposed to be able to print 22 of the most frequently used words in the English lexicon with just one key. The Excel would have been produced by the Xcel Typewriter Corporation of 41 East & 42nd Streets, New York, NY. By all accounts, the Bennington was most likely the predecessor to the Xcel..

See the Xcel Typewriter's keyboard layout here...

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