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F. M. M. BA
KEYBOARD FOR TYP TERS.
APPLICAT ION FILED FEB-16,1918
1,336, 122. v A Patented Apr. 6, 1920.
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' The-index fingers control more keys than UNITED STATESPATENT them,
FRAMERZ MEHERYANJI MUN CHERJ I BANAJ I, OF BOMBAY, IN'DIA.
KEYBOARD FOR TY'PE'WRITERS.
I Specification of Letters Patent.
Patented Apr. 6, 1920.
Application filed February 16.1918. Serial No. 217.552.
useful Improvements in Keyboards for Typewriters, of whichthe following is a specification.
This lnvention relates to keyboards for typewriters and more particularly to the group g of the letters, punctuation marks and figures on the keyboard. 5
'The invention is illustrated in the'single figure of the accompanying drawing.
In the "drawing or is the space bar, I; are the shift keys, 0 is the tabular key, at are the vertical rows of keys engaged by the little fingers, h f and g are the vertical rows of keys touched by the 3rd 2nd and index fingers respectively.
t will be noticed that certain of the keys have twoidentical punctuation marks on and for this reason if the shift key is set'for capital letters, and it is desired to write 'a punctuation sit; to touch the shift key. I t
ation mark the full stop) twice on a key, but according to this invention there are four keys with two punctuation marks thereon-whereby the operation of the typewriter other. fingers. The. pressure on them is,
therefore, relieved by diverting G and H gers in the lower row are awkward to manage, hence, they only control punctuation marks of secondary importance. I
The full stops, commas, and colon are touched by the, little finger in the known manner which keeps the impression normal and does not pierce the paper.
The vowels and consonants are so arranged that they do not create any clumsy reverse motion in operating two or more similar letters in a of the standard key-board has not been lost sight of and yet the key-board in accordance ,with the present invention provides the shortest and the quickest pomible route to the building of words. Each finger controls letters of more'or less merit in equal proportion perpendicularly. The suflixes of mark, there is no necesvowels A and*I are controlled by word. This original feature words will be found quickly at command, and also the prefixes.
The description which follows. will exthe middle. The only other letter is and it is just before it. Fractions of frequent use are only three in in with the figures.
. pper 'r0w.G and H are at the two ends. V and E are the prefix or a suffix of a word. T and Y is the termination of a word. P and 0 follow the possible probable order. (Further examplesPosition, Poverty P(h)oto, P(r)omotion &c. Com pareOpen, Operation).
O and U are handy for the termination ous and nous and for on (in pound, bound, loud, &c)
Note that the two important vowels E and O are controlled by the 2nd fingers in thisrow.
Middle 1'0 w. 'F is at the same end as G.
It must be noted that the two important the 3rd number, so these fall fingers in this row. the whole board.
L is just close to Y for the termination 1y, ally &c. Just above I is the vowel U.
Lower rout-1M is on the left hand. N is on the right hand, and both come under the index fingers. B and C are together. These two pairs of letters arein their natural order..
'. W and J have been allotted such places as suits their minor work.
Punc ua-tz'om.These are mainly on the right-hand side. Almost all of them can be operated quickly regardless of the shift key.
What I claim as my invention and desire to secure by Letters Patent. is: Y
1. In a typewriter key-board the'use of four keys and placed near the ends of the two lower rows of keys and each containing two like marks to be used irrespective of the position of the shift key.
2. A typewriter key-board in which four keys and are placed n'ear'the ends of the two lower rows ofkeys and each contains two like marks to used irrespective of the position of the shift key the second row .of keys comprising the letters G, V,-
These are guide keys to E, R, T, Y, P, O, U, H in order starting by A while I is the third key from the left,
and in the fourth row B and C are together in alphabetical order. k
3. A typewriter key-hoard in which four keys and are placed near the ends ofthe two lower rows of keys and each contains two like marks to be used irrespective of the position of the shift key the second row of keys comprising the letters G, V, E,
R, T, Y, P, O, U, H in order starting from r the right, in the third row'of keys F is at the same end as G and is followed by A15 While I is the third key from the left, and s -in the fourth row the marks on the keys are Z, W, M, B, C, N,-J in order start ing from the right.
In testimony whereof I have signed my 20 name to this specification in the presence of two subscribing witnesses.
FRAMERZ MEHERVANJI MUNGHERJI BANAJI. Witnesses l K. H. SARKARI, H. V. LYNCH.