The Abner Peeler Historic Typewriter Collection, including the Peeler Typewriter, the Abner Peeler 1866 Typewriter Patent, the First Letter sent thru the U.S. mails from Washington D.C., the First Airbrushed Picture, and the First Airbrushed Frame.

The Peeler Typewriter

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This is the only existing documented and authenticated Abner Peeler Typewriter.
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I believe that due to it's crudeness, it's lack of syllabic letters, the complexity of the later 1866 Patent machine, and the sliding motion of the reducing pantograph mechanism, that this is most likely Abner's 1860 "Sliding' machine.
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More detail is to be found on the Abner Peeler History page.

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A closeup of Abner's keyboard. This syle of typewriter is called a "linked-pointer index" machine.
The tiny (square nail) pins in the corners of the character blocks are for aligning the
reducing pantograph pointer arm to the correct position.
The end of the pointer arm has three different locating points, two above and one below.
These could have allowed either upper and lower case characters to be selected
by aligning to different points on the arm, or they could have been instrumental in Abner's early development of proportional spacing.
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For closeup pictures, please click to: Typewriter Detail.

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