The Morkrum Company Model 11 Typewheel Tape Printer, at about 45 words-per-minute,
was a bit faster the Morkrum Printing Telegraph Blue/Green-Code printers, and
was somewhat modeled after the European Baudot Telegraph System printer.
The Model 11 was a Tape Printer which used gummed paper tape (that could be pasted onto
a telegram blank). Various types of moisteners were used, each having a container
of water and a felt wick.
One feature first developed for the Model 11 was that of "cushioned" keytops,
which had small springs inside them. The tops were also of soft material, and the
combination had a good "feel" according to the typists using the keyboard.
This feature was carried over to many later Models during the succeeding years,
until replaced by cheaper molded plastic.
Standard Model: 11
|This is the only M11 known to exist; it's in the Netherlands. * The large box to the left of the keyboard is likely a power switch for 220V.|
|Enhancing the detail in the shadows, you can see the Teletype name and scroll, which was first introduced on the Model 11.|
|This looks like a receive-only version, in a glass case.|
|This drawing is from a patent on the Model 11.|