Mignon nº 4

The Mignon is a typewriter created by Friedrich von Hefner-Alteneck in 1903 and manufactured by the german firm AEG in Germany from 1904 to 1934.

Instead of using levers with their types to print the letters, it did it through a cylinder with letters, spinning over its own axis allowing to select 12 columns of characters and a translation movement to select 7 rows of characters. This cylinder could be changed in order to write different types of letters. For the 4th model, sold since 1924, there were 26 available cylinders, including two with the Cyrillic alphabet.