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June 7, 1938.
R. F. ESTES
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TYYPEWRITER KEYBOARD
Filed July 15, 1957
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Patented June 7, 1938
2,120,174
UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE
2,120,174
TYPEWRITER KEYBOARD
Russell F. Estes, Laramie, Wyo.
Application July 13, 1937, Serial No. 153,431
1 Claim. (Cl. 197-100)
This invention aims to provide a keyboard
In the standard keyboard construction, the
for a typewriter, wherein the shift keys are so shift key 6 occupies the position of the right
located with respect to the innermost ‘row of hand terminal printing key 8 of the line I, and
keys that the shift keys can be operated con
the right hand terminal printing key 8 of the
veniently, learning to type by touch being made line I occupies the position of the shift key 6. 5
more easy, and rapidity of execution being se
In order to make the interchange of the keys
cured.
8 and 6 called for by the present invention, and
It is within the province of'the disclosure to still have the shift key 6 operating a shifting
improve generally and to enhance the utility of mechanism, and the printing key 8 operating
10 devices of that type to which the present inven
a printing mechanism, theshift key lever ‘I is 10
tion appertains.
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shortened and turned inwardly as at 9, the print
With the above and other objects in View, ing key lever I0 being lengthened and turned
which will appear as the description proceeds, outwardly as at H. The only change made is
the invention resides in the combination and an interchange of the keys 6 and 8, and a cor
15 arrangement of parts and in the details of con
responding alteration of the levers l and III, as 15
struction hereinafter described and claimed, it shown at 9 and II, respectively.
being understood that changes in the precise
What is claimed is:
embodiment of the invention herein disclosed,
A typewriter keyboard having a plurality of
may be made within the scope of what is claimed, transverse lines of keys, comprising a second line
without departing from the spirit of the inven
including printing keys, a ?rst line of printing
' tion.
keys immediately adjacent to the second line and
In the drawing, the single ?gure is a diagram
nearest to an operator, a shift key at one end of
matic view showing a typewriter keyboard where
the second line, a lever one end of which is ex
in the present improvements are embodied.
tended inwardly and connected to the shift key,
In the ?gure there is shown a typewriter key
and a lever one end of which is extended out 25
board having a plurality of transverse lines I, wardly' and connected to the printlng key which
2, 3 and 4 of printing keys, comprising a second is at the end of the ?rst line corresponding to
transverse line 2, including printing keys, a ?rst the end of the second line at which the shift
transverse line I of printing keys immediately key is located.
30 adjacent to the second line 2, and nearest to the
RUSSELL F. ESTES. 30
operator, and shift keys 5 and 6 forming the
end keys of the second line 2.
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