To: ET District Managers
Subject: Tandem Typewriter -- New Sales Opportunity
"Two heads are better than one!"
Mr. W. H. Heath of the El Paso office translated that
a typewriter with two keyboards, accomplishing a more profitab1e customer
operation, and walking off with a Texas-sized order.
Last year Bill studied the work being done by the Air
Development Center, Holloman, New Mexico. This customer prepares a large
volume of technical and scientific reports. Bill noted that due to the
large quantity of special symbols, work was slowed and hand drafting was
required in many cases. His suggestion to speed the typing of the
technical reports was to mount two typewriter bases on one 30-inch
carriage. A pilot model was ordered with 176 symbols available on the two
basic keyboard arrangements plus 24 changeable positions.
Enthusiasm for this typewriter was further developed by extensive
demonstration of the pilot machine to scientists, mathematicians, and
typists. The customer was completely sold on the value of this typewriter
for scientific writing. THE RESULT, AN ADDITIONAL ORDER FOR 15 UNITS WORTH
30 COMMISSION CREDITS!
Here are Bill's selling points on the Scientific
A. Documents typed in their entirety without removing
from the typewriter.
B. Speed, faster insertion of special symbols.
C. Elimination of proof reading which was required when
symbols were hand drafted.
D. Special symbols of variable line size can be
constructed by using extension symbols.
E. Increased accuracy and efficiency because the typist
can maintain an even flow of work without interruption.
This unique application will be of interest to aircraft companies,
missile centers, universities, atomic energy installations, applied
science centers, and many other locations preparing technical and
Machine Specifications for Model C Tandem
The unit consists of two Model C Standard ET's with a common 3011
carriage. The left or primary keyboard controls all operating functions of
the carriage such as carriage return, tab, etc., and can use the full
writing line of the 30" carriage. Extension of the rails to the right
makes it possible for the supplementary keyboard to utilize the right hand
12 inches of writing line, in common with the primary keyboard. In
addition, the space bar and escapement action is controlled from the
supplementary keyboard. The work may be typed either in columnar form,
with the text interspersed with mathematical formulae or, in cases where
reduction will be used, it is possible to take advantage of the long
carriage and type the formulae beside the text.
RPQ Price: $l290.00