Volume 17, Issue 4 (October 1972)

    The Complexities of Identifying the Modern Typewriter

    (Received 11 March 1972; accepted 15 April 1972)


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    The last fifteen or twenty years have seen the problems of typewriting identification become more and more complex. Formerly, the vast majority of problems involved the identification of either pica or elite typewriting prepared on a manual typewriter. Although even as early as 1900 these machines had been well built there were many elements of typewriter construction which brought about rapid individualization of a machine. In this country domestic typewriters produced by less than ten major companies were virtually the only ones encountered so that a qualified document examiner carried in his mind significant type design characteristics. With type design highly individualized he could recognize quickly the make and age model of a particular machine.

    Author Information:

    Hilton, O
    Document examiner, New York City, N.Y.

    Stock #: JFS10147J

    ISSN: 0022-1198

    DOI: 10.1520/JFS10147J

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    Title The Complexities of Identifying the Modern Typewriter
    Symposium , 0000-00-00
    Committee E30