It is also timely to look at the Soblik pneumatic typewriter because this month marks the centenary of Soblik's final push to succeed with his machine. After a three-year break from it, Soblik applied for four last patents as he tired to perfect the pneumatic typewriter.
The article Richard has sent me is from a 1908 issue of The Literary Digest. A similar article appeared in a New Zealand publication, Progress, on August 1, 1908, and I have included that below the Digest piece:
Maximilian Soblik, a Prussian, was born in 1861 and died serving in World War I, on August 18, 1917.
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