The Typewriter

By: Madelyn Vaske

Who invented the typewriter?

Christopher Latham Sholes invented the typewriter. Christopher was also know as "The Father of the Typewriter. Christopher was born on February 14, 1819, and died at the age of 71 on February 17, 1890. It was created with the help from Carlos Glidden and Samuel W. Soule. Carlos Glidden was a fellow inventor-mechanic, and Samuel W. Soule was a friend of Christopher.

When and where was it invented?

The typewriter was invented in July of 1868. They started being sold by E. Remington and Sons in 1874. It was invented in a little town shop in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The town shop was known as "The home of the first typewriter."

Why was the typewriter invented?

"It was invented to help writers and also to help people in businesses. It soon became used for everyone as a way to type faster, send letters and more. Hand written letter were also hard to read at times making miscommunication a real problem." ~ Judy Olmsted. The typewriter was invented to help people.

How was the typewriter made?

How it has changed our lives today?

The typewriter has changed our lives by letting us have computers now. If we wouldn't have had typewriters we probably wouldn't have computers. "The typewriter changed the world by allowing for swifter communication in business, literature and politics, increasing the number of women in the office, offering higher-paying jobs and increasing manufacturing jobs." ~ Author Unknown.