Typewriter Has 2,000 Keys (Jan, 1937)
Typewriter Has 2,000 Keys
AN INGENIOUS typewriter containing 2,000 Japanese ideograms besides the usual assortment of Roman characters for European languages, has been invented by Hizen Izutsu, teacher at a vocational school in Osaka, Japan.
Despite the enormous keyboard capacity, the novel typewriter is smaller than many ordinary standard typewriters previously in use. The machine sells at about $50.
Simple in operation, there is but one type-lever. It picks up the type, one piece after the other, from a movable lettercase, and places them back immediately after the touch is performed.