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SECURITY DEVICE FOR TYPEWRITER

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000023686D
Original Publication Date: 1978-Oct-31
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2004-Mar-31

Publishing Venue

Xerox Disclosure Journal

Abstract

To prevent a passerby from reading confidential material being typed, a typewriter 10 has a security device 12 mounted there-to. The device 12 surrounds the rear portion of the type-writer and is held in place by the weight of the typewriter, or alternatively it may be screwed to the typewriter. The device 12 has a shield 14 which is hinged to a base portion 16 of the device. When the shield 14 is in its "down" position, it prevents a passerby from reading what is being typed. To proofread, load or unload paper, or when not typing con-fidential material, the shield is moved to its "up" position.