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Why QWERTY?

You spend hours with it each day. Your fingertips know it intimately. But how familiar are you with your keyboard’s history? When was the typewriter invented? The first recorded patent for a typewriting machine was filed by a British engineer, Henry Mill, in 1714. It seems that Mr. Mill was more of a thinker than a doer, [...]

Hansen’s Writing Ball & Other Unusual Typewriters

“QUANTUM SHOT” #656Link – article by M. Christian and A. Abrams Beautiful Typewriters From ‘The Good Old Days’ Horse and buggies, hoop skirts, steam engines, bustles … oh, yes, life around the turn of the previous century was a delight of simplicity and workmanship. But that doesn’t mean that the artisans and engineers of way-back-when didn’t [...]