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Downstrike keyboard typewriters

If you can't read what you write when the letters hit the paper from below, the most logical thing to do would be to have the letters strike the paper from above. So there they are: the downstrike typewriters.

Striking down onto the paper creates new design problems, because the upright typebars are inevitably in the way. And so the designers came up with every possible solution. Downstriking from the front, from the side, from the back, from above, with a grasshopper jump and at an angle.

For the other keyboard typewriters, go back to the Keyboard Typewriter index in the collection.



The round Lambert keyboard The Junior - the smalles keyboard ever. The Dhiatensor keyboard
The Yost full keyboard The Hammond Ideal keyboard The Imperial curved keyboard