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First practical typewriter...



Item # 652201

July 8, 1868

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, July 8, 1868 

* Christopher Latham Sholes
* Patent for 1st practical typewriter


Near the back is a lengthy list of the: "Official Report of Patents and Claims Issued by the United States Patent Office for the week ending June 23, 1868."  One of these is the patent for the very first practical typewriter, given to C. Latham Sholes, headed:  "Type Writing Machine" with some descriptive text (see the photos for the full report). An inconspicuous yet historic report, and a keystone issue for any collector of early typewriters.
Sixteen pages, minor spine wear, generally nice.

Category: Post-Civil War

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