Bennett
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Bennett


The tiny Bennett prints from a typewheel and ribbon, using a clever mechanism which fits under the keys. Its predecessor, the Junior, is similar but uses an ink roller and has no paper table. These are the smallest keyboard typewriters ever made. The Junior was introduced in 1907, the Bennett in 1910; both machines sold for $15. They are novelties rather than practical writing machines, but they were fairly popular in their day. Most Bennetts and Juniors were cast iron; this one is aluminum. Another quirk of this particular machine is that normally the the U-shaped ends of the keytops point toward the typist; on this specimen, they point the other way.

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