Travis Typewriter
Philadelphia Typewriter Company
- 1895 -

The Travis typewriter was invented by typewriter pioneer, Byron A. Brooks and marketed by the Philadelphia Typewriter Company in the 1890s. It was a type wheel design with a four row keyboard, using a ribbon for printing. One noticeable characteristic is burgundy paint on various parts of this typewriter, certainly unusual for this period in the typewriter industry. The Travis was a well manufactured writing instrument, superior in quality to many other typewriters of its day, however, it was a failure almost from the start and few were made.

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