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Tuesday, 18 December 2012

On This Day in Typewriter History: A Really Neat Idea

PART 201
On this day (December 11) in 1956, Helen Mary Wager (1924-1983), of Verona, Ontario, filed for a US patent for her idea to use the case of a portable typewriter to double as a copyholder. The machine itself would act as a support.
Helen used a Smith-Corona Skyriter to illustrate her plan. Her earliest reference was to a copyholder designed by Frank Edwin Grove, of Franklin, Pennsylvania, in 1900.

1 comment:

Miguel Ángel Chávez Silva said...

I always found that idea interesting, but I never got used to it. The case projects shadows over the paper, and it tends to be obscured behind the machine... I rather place the original on the desk, next to the machine.