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The London Times gives a long account of a number of experiments lately made with a new description of steel, the success of which appears to point to a revolution in the steel trade. An important advance in the manufacture of what is technically known as tool steel, it says, has recently been developed into practical shape in England. It is a new process, the invention of Mr. Francis G. Hates, of Philadelphia, which has been under trial in this country for the past twelve months on a working scale. It consists in converting a low-grade steel by a remarkable economical process into a high-class steel, suitable for making turning tools for iron and steel, punches, chisels and similar articles.

Engineer & Inventor Magazine
An illustrated monthly journal
April 1893

The Patented Vetter Typewriter Desk

The Patented Vetter Typewriter Desk

The typewriter, as shown in the image, is independent from the desk or writing table, and papers and books will not have to be removed when the typewriter is wanted for use.

To use the typewriter in any position desired, Vetter adopted a turn-table on the board or platform which holds the machine, so that it may be turned more to the left or clear to the end of the desk. To replace the typewriter in its compartment, a tip with one finder to the upper end of the arm, with the slot therein, which holds the platform in its position, will let the machine downward in a cushion-like manner, to lean against the inside of left end of desk. It may then be pushed backwards as far as it goes with a push of the left hand, as it runs very easy on a track and on wheels; the door which leans against the extreme end of the desk, swinging on pin hinges, will shut-off the compartment with the machine, and locks with a good flat key lock.

When the typewriter is wanted for use, unlock the door, swing it back to the end of the desk, pull out the typewriter by the handle (seen near the edge of the platform ) as far as it goes. The machine with platform will then lift itself upward, by means of the counter-balance weight, and catch into a notch on the catch arm, to make it stationary and ready for use. The image shows the typewriter in a position ready to be used.

In placing before the business public this line of typewriter desks, Vetter states that they are made exactly like all Vetter's goods, first-class in every respect, and should not be compared with others in the market. Vetter guarantees every desk they manufactured to be satisfactory, of good material and well made.

The Office Specialty Co., Toronto, made these desks in Quarter-sawed Oak and finished in any shade, from the very light to the dark, and as dark as Black Walnut.


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