Historical information

This toy belonged to Graeme McLeod and was used during the late 1940s and early 1950s. It was then used by his children during the 1970s and 1980s.

Physical description

Red tin typewriter with a blue roller carriage, metal bar to hold the paper and a knob at the end of the roller to turn the paper. A red and black inked ribbon is stretched across in front so that when the chosen letter is selected and the press bar activated, the letter types onto the paper. A yellow disk on top has the alphabet and numbers 2-9 around the outside.

Inscriptions & markings

METTYPE Junior/Place letter under pointer and press for spaces and to return carriage use arrow. [on top disk]