Artifact of the Week: Type-Pacer

What is this? What was it used for?

When do you think it was made?



Answers:

What is this?

This is a Type-pacer. It has a motor which rotates the plate at certain speeds, producing ticking sounds like a metronome.

What was it used for?

It was used to set the pace for typing students, starting slow for beginners and getting faster as their skill increased.

When do you think it was made?

This Type-pacer was made in the 1920s in Seattle, Washington.



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