'Piggie', The First Book Typeset Using a Typewriter
In its edition of 100 years ago this month, Typewriter Topics announced the publication of the first book typeset by a typewriter. The book was Piggie by Eleanor Gates and the typewriter was a Hammond. The book had been produced in November 1919, toward the end of a two-month printers' strike.
Two months later, in April 1920, Popular Science outlined the process:
During the strike, magazines such as the Literary Digest, had been published using the same process, and there was a great deal of publicity in American newspapers about the possibilities it presented: