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Typewriter as Technical Device

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h. Ribbon selector – this is a lever that is located on the carriage which determines what color (black or red) should be written on the paper when the key is struck.   Some typewriters, however, do not have this lever and only types one set of colors which is either black or red whereby the user can just invert the ribbon when the ribbon reaches its end. h. Ribbon selector – this is a lever that is located on the carriage which determines what color (black or red) should be on the paper when the key is struck.   Some typewriters, however, do not have this lever and only types one set of colors which is either black or red whereby the user can just invert the ribbon when the ribbon reaches its end. i.

Carriage return lever – this is the lever that does two things.   First, it moves the typing line one margin up so that we can type at another line.   Second, it moves the carriage to the left to be able to type on the beginning line. j.

space – The equivalent of the space bar in our computer keyboards only that there is an option to single space, double space, triple space or even half0line space. k. Ribbon – This is not the ribbon we use to tie things.   Typewriter ribbon lets the letters or symbols to be written on the paper.   The ink, typically black and red, which makes the impression on the paper is contained on ribbon which is winded up on spools which rolls to the other side to make sure that there is ink for each strike on the keyboards. l.

Ribbon spools – They are the container of the ribbon that organizes the ribbon to move for the typewriter have fresh ink for every strike on the keyboard.   It also shields the ribbon from the elements which could affect the quality of typing. m. The slugs – these are the tiny metal sticks that hold the letter or symbol on its head which hits or slams on the paper to print the letter or symbol when you hit its corresponding keys.   With to the letter, these can be a typical small or capital letter that capitalizes when the shift key is simultaneously held while pressing the key which works just like the keyboard on the computer only.

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  • Subject: Technology
  • Level: Undergraduate
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