Invented in 1867 by Christopher Sholes
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Christopher Latham Sholes
Birthplace: Mooresburg, PA
Location of death: Milwaukee, WI
Father: Orrin Sholes
Brother: Charles Clark Sholes (newspaper publisher)
Brother: Henry Sholes
Wife: Mary Jane McKinney Sholes
Daughter: Lillian Sholes
High School: Danville School, Danville, PA
- Invented in 1867
- The first "Sholes and Glidden Typewriter" was offered for salde in 1874 but was not an instant success.
- After a few years the sales skyrocketed.
- Invented in Winsconsin
Impact on Society
How a Typewriter Works
George K. Anderson of Memphis, Tennessee patented the typewriter ribbon on 9/14/1886.
The first electric typewriter was the Blickensderfer.
In 1944, IBM designs the first typewriter with proportional spacing.
Pellegrine Tarri made an early typewriter that worked in 1801 and invented carbon paper in 1808.
In 1829, William Austin Burt invents the typographer, a predecessor to the typewriter.
Mark Twain enjoyed and made use of new inventions, he was the first author to submit a typewritten manuscript to his publisher.