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Friday 25 January 2013

On This Day in Typewriter History: Jasper's Typewriter

PART 244
On this day (January 23) in 1894, Jasper Nelson Howard, of Wichita, Kansas, was issued with a patent for another interesting example of an index typewriter. Howard, born in Jasper, Indiana, in June 1851, lived to the age of 84, but died in 1935 in Redlands, San Bernardino, California, without seeing his machine made.
Howard said of his invention that it related "to certain improvements in that class of type writing machines wherein a single index key is used, adapted to be turned on a pivoted centre, and by connected mechanism, bring the type into operative position ..."

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