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Very early typewriter, with an illustration...

Item # 646408

December 06, 1856

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, Dec. 6, 1856  An inside page has a fascinating article and illustration of: "Cooper's Hand Printing Machine" with a descriptive article headed: "Hand Printing Machine". The "Virtual Antique Typewriter Museum" notes that this is a unique piece; only one example of this machine is known to exist. This may well be the earliest print of a typewriter to appear in any publication, and as such would be a cornerstone piece for any typewriter collection.
Eight pages, just a bit irregular at the spine margins, good condition.

Category: Pre-Civil War