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Wednesday 18 July 2012

Dr Keith Houston's Homemade Sholes & Glidden Typewriter

As requested by Ken Coghlan, and approved by ETCetera editor Richard Polt, here is Dr Keith Houston's article about his adventures in building a homemade Sholes & Glidden replica typewriter, which appeared in the December 2009 issue of ETCetera (No 88):
Dr Keith Houston making another sort of bird


Rob Bowker said...

A labour of love to be sure. Keith's progress reminds me of the process that steam punk designer-makers must go through. Imagine all those hoarded bits and pieces just waiting for their time to shine.

Bill M said...

Very interesting work. As Rob stated, a lobour of love. Dr. Houston must be an amazing fellow.

L Casey said...

Thanks so much for this! An amazing article, and some interesting parts and pieces that went into that beautiful machine. I think it is amazing that he was able to get the carriage moving with the space bar, especially for what was supposed to be a non-working replica.
It really is convincing, isn't it? If I just saw that somewhere, I would automatically assume it was the real thing. Keith has a great talent in those hands of his.

Thanks again for posting this. Absolutely made my day.