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June 7, 1938. R. F. ESTES . ‘ ' 2,120,174 TYYPEWRITER KEYBOARD Filed July 15, 1957 ' _ a 22.161782” . ~ INVENTOR. BY //'1 / ' A TTORNEYS. / 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. ' ~ 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.