Illuminated Typewriter Roll Speeds Stencil Cutting (May, 1941)

Illuminated Typewriter Roll Speeds Stencil Cutting

An illuminated typewriter roll recently placed on the market simplifies the problem of cutting mimeograph stencils. Made of transparent plastic and lighted by a six-watt fluorescent tube mounted in a special fixture, the new roller illuminates the stencil from beneath so that each letter becomes easily visible as it is cut. According to the manufacturer, the roller will last for the life of the machine, maintaining its original smooth surface indefinitely since the type cannot indent the plastic—a fact that also makes it possible to type large numbers of regular carbon copies.

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