|To my surprise I found this at the workbench as I went to go out the side door.|
|Not only is this a Behemoth it has a wide carriage|
|Nicely packed, and it comes with a cover, instruction books, and cleaning kit.||.|
|This is one strong carriage rail. solid machined aluminum and steel rails, and a paper injector.|
|Runs the length of the typewriter and then some|
|The knobs beside the spools move the card guide away from the platen. The slider is the touch tension adjustment. From very super light to quite heavy.|
|This was a joy to use. I wrote a few letters before the 2 page typecast. I have not had this much fun since I got my first office size Underwood.|
This is a fun typewriter to use, but it needs 4 feet of lateral space to use. The carriage is 24 inches long from tip of the return lever to the end of the right platen knob. Of course the carriage will not generally be used for its entirety, but it does require extra space for the wide carriage. At least I finally have a typewriter that I can feed file folders through to type the tabs.
I chose the letterheads because both are Michigan companies from the past. There is quite a bit of information on the Duplex Phonograph Company on the Kalamazoo library web site. Included is a video of the photograph in use. The audio is quite good.
Fox letterhead courtesy of Richard Polt and his blog.