Invented by Charles Bennett, and manufactured by the Junior Typewriter Company of New York, the Junior was one of the smallest keyboard typewriters ever manufactured, measuring only 10.5" wide by 5" deep by 2" high. Printing was accomplished with a type ball, similar to the Blickensderfer machines, rubbing against two ink rollers before striking the platen. The keyboard could be easily removed, via two thumbscrews on either side of the machine, revealing its inking mechanism. The spacebar was relocated to the top row of the keyboard, along with other characters. In 1910 the Junior was renamed Bennett and the ink rollers were replaced with a ribbon mechanism.

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