Sholes & Glidden Typewriter

The Sholes & Glidden Typewriter was the machine that caught on.  After over 100 attempts to invent a typewriter that was faster than the pen, Christopher Latham Sholes patented the first practical typewriter and in 1873, the first eight machines were manufactured by E. Remington & Sons, under the name the Sholes & Glidden Typewriter. 

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Mark Twain has the distinction of being recognized as the first author to submit a typewritten manuscript to a publisher.

Sometime between July and December of 1874, Mark Twain and a friend of his, a humorist by the name of Petroleum V. Nasby, (wh (more...)

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