Hanzi machine

Hi, found this interesting poster on the internet, anyone have any info about what's written and what the machine is?


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  • The picture is from the front cover of a book about invention of the Chinese typewriter.
  • Simon CozensSimon Cozens Posts: 461
    Yes, you’ll want to read Thomas Mullaney’s “The Chinese Typewriter.”
  • John SavardJohn Savard Posts: 623
    The typewriter is a Double Pigeon.
  • Simon CozensSimon Cozens Posts: 461
    And the wording just says "Double Pigeon Brand Chinese Typewriter". (Caution: I read Japanese, not Chinese. But I bet that's it.) Wonderfully, the Chinese characters used for "typewriter" are "letter-striking device".
  • Vasil StanevVasil Stanev Posts: 573
    edited August 15
    Wonderfully, the Chinese characters used for "typewriter" are "letter-striking device".
    Indeed wonderful! Mandarin seems much more methodical to me than English once you get past the initial hard climb of the learning curve.

    I am currently dabbling with global Spanish and a word can have wildly different hispanoamerican meanings.  :# I am sure it can lead to some funny misunderstandings :)

    The first time I saw a kanji typewriter was in the erotic movie "The Pillow Book" from 1996. It was the weirdest movie to watch as a 14-year old, luckilly I understood almost nothing from the innuendos.  :D
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