Typewriters in America

A Blickensderfer No. 5 typewriter in original wood carrying case

p4A ItemID E8888204
An Olivetti Underwood Model Studio 44 portable typewriter in original carrying case

p4A ItemID E8854048
An early Underwood typewriter

p4A ItemID E8853644
An early Corona portable folding typewriter

p4A ItemID E8843041

The Typewriter in America

The first commercially successful typwriter was patented in the United States on June 23,1868 by Christopher Latham Sholes, Carlos Glidden and Samuel W. Sole. The invention was eventually called the Sholes and Gliddon Type Writer. Christopher Latham Sholes is most often credited with its invention and is considered the “Father of the Typewriter.” This was the start of what would later become the Remington Typewriter and the beginning of the great typewriter industry which continued for more than a century. The legacy the Sholes & Gliddon Type Writer left behind was the QWERTY keyboard, the same design still in use today in computers and text messaging keyboards. For more information please visit: http://typewritercollector.com.

Reference note by p4A editorial staff; 2010.


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