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Nine “striking” facts about the history of the typewriter. Reference Online As a pioneer of scholarly reference publishing, Oxford University Press has seen many prestigious projects through the decades including the Oxford English Dictionary and the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography. Reference continues to play a critical role ...

www.express.co.uk/life-style/top10facts/586153/Top-facts-typewriters

Top 10 facts about typewriters ON June 23, 1868, Carlos Glidden and Christopher Latham Sholes received a patent for their invention of the first commercially successful typewriter.

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Typewriter, any of various machines for writing characters similar to those made by printers’ types, especially a machine in which the characters are produced by steel types striking the paper through an inked ribbon with the types being actuated by corresponding keys on a keyboard and the paper

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Typewriter Background. Typewriters fall into five classifications. The standard typewriter was the first kind manufactured. It was too heavy (15-25 lb or 5.6-9.3 kg) to move often, so it was kept on a desk or typing table.

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The first electric typewriter was the Blickensderfer. In 1944, IBM designs the first typewriter with proportional spacing. Pellegrine Tarri made an early typewriter that worked in 1801 and invented carbon paper in 1808. In 1829, William Austin Burt invents the typographer, a predecessor to the typewriter.

site.xavier.edu/polt/typewriters/tw-history.html

Index typewriters survived into the 20th century as children's toys; one commonly found example is the "Dial" typewriter made by Marx Toys in the 1920s and 30s. Much more could be said about the hundreds of makes of early typewriters -- and I do in Chapter 2 of my book.

www.britannica.com/biography/Christopher-Latham-Sholes

Christopher Latham Sholes, American inventor who developed the typewriter. After completing his schooling, Sholes was apprenticed as a printer. Four years later, in 1837, he moved to the new territory of Wisconsin, where he initially worked for his elder brothers, who published a newspaper in Green

www.ibm.com/ibm/history/exhibits/modelb/modelb_informal.html

In 1973, the IBM Correcting "Selectric" Typewriter became the first machine in the history of typing to actually make typing errors disappear from original copies. Equipped with a special "Lift-Off" tape, the typewriter enables a typist to virtually "lift-off" erroneous characters from typed copy.

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Video on the history of typewriters and how they operate. The first commercial typewriters were introduced in 1874, but did not become common in offices until after the mid-1880s. The typewriter quickly became an indispensable tool for practically all writing other than personal handwritten correspondence. It was widely used by professional writers, in offices, and for business correspondence ...

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Typewriters were commonly used in offices and sometimes in homes, for the purpose of typing letters, documents, and other information. The first typewriter ever invented was possibly by Englishman Henry Mill in 1714, for which he received a patent, and other early typewriters include inventions by Pelligino Turri, an Italian, in 1808 who also ...