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Sunday 12 June 2011

Typewriter History: At Least According to Remington

As we approach Typewriter Day - June 23, the 143rd anniversary of Christopher Latham Sholes, Carlos Glidden and Samuel W.Soule being granted the patent for their type-writing machine - it is perhaps timely to look at Remington's (brief) view of typewriter history. This little booklet was, I would say, produced in 1955, 56 years ago, judging by the models in the Typewriter Family Tree centrespread and on Page 11. Anyway, this has been written in a rather whimsical fashion, neatly laid out and illustrated - so enjoy:

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