This Typewriter Prints in Every Type and Language
THE multiplex typewriter, shown on the right, can type in all the languages and in hundreds of different styles of type. Naturally, it is radically different from the
usual machine. Instead of having fifty different type blocks all mounted on separate steel bars, it uses one plate on which all the characters of one style are cast. This plate is removably attached to the machine. By sliding it off and sliding on another plate having a different set of characters, the typewriter is converted instantly.
Two different plates, in fact, can be carried in the machine at one time. These plates are curved and can be adjusted into
a slot in the circular type-carrier after the carrier has been withdrawn from the machine. The type-carrier fits into the center of the machine. When a key is pressed, an automatic spring mechanism turns the / carrier until the corresponding characteron t he plate faces the front. At the same time, a hammer at the back is released to knock the writing paper against the ribbon and the character. The actual impression of the character is thus made on the same principle as in other typewriters.
Besides being of especial value to lin-
guists, to physicians and to all who have to use unusual characters, this typewriter is invaluable to the advertising man. An advertising manager of a large department store, for instance, can send his advertisement to the newspapers all written in the correct style and size of type.