Artifact Details

Title

Quiet DeLuxe typewriter with Dvorak keyboard

Catalog Number

102757112

Type

Physical object

Date

1932

Manufacturer

Royal Typewriter Company

Place Manufactured

U.S.

Identifying Numbers

Other number 1848508 Located inside of strike-key cover, under "PAT. NOS"
Other number 1901289 Located inside of strike-key cover, under "PAT. NOS"
Other number 96652 Located inside of strike-key cover, under "PAT. NOS"

Dimensions

overall: 6 in x 13 1/2 in x 11 1/4 in

Description

This object is a Quiet DeLuxe typewriter with a Dvorak keyboard, owned and used by Dr. August Dvorak himself. It was donated to the Museum by his grandson, Robert Rice, and is the only one of its kind. The inside of the strike-key cover has a list of eight patent numbers, under which reads "MADE IN UNITED STATES OF AMERICA. PROTECTED BY AMERICAN AND FOREIGN PATENTS." Also under the cover is a "TOUCH CONTROL" with a lever that ranges from "0-9". The back panel of the typewriter reads "ROYAL TYPEWRITER CO., INC." The typewriter ribbon and spools are extant.

Category

Miscellaneous/typewriters & printer parts

Credit

Gift of Robert Rice

Lot Number

X7934.2017

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