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Yost 15

First year of production:
Yost Writing Machine Company , Bridgeport , USA
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Twenty years after the introduction of the Yost 1 with its perfect alignment, ink pads and spectacular grasshopper movement, the Yost company joined the tide and introduced its first visible writer, the Yost 15. But, it didn't let go of one of its main features: direct inking with an ink pad and the grasshopper mechanism.

Like the earlier Yosts,the type rests on an inkpad that keeps it permanently inked. With a splendid grasshopper summersault it prints on the front of the platen. These later Yosts seem to have been sold mostly in Europe.

Courtesy of: Robert collection