Densmore #1 typewriter, circa 1891.
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Densmore #1 typewriter, circa 1891.

Credit: Courtesy of the Virtual Typewriter Museum

Based on design improvements by James Densmore's younger brother Amos, (1825-1898) the Densmore typewriter, like the Remington, was an upstrike, so the carriage needed to be lifted to see the text that was written. The entire carriage structure, including the rail, could be lifted off the machine, leaving the entire structure open for maintenance and cleaning. Densmore introduced its last typewriter, the Densmore 6 in 1907.

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