Christopher Sholes


Describing the inventor

Christopher sholes was a scruffy smart old man who worked as an apprentice with a printer as a teenager. When he was older he successfully invented the typewriter.

Describing the invention

First modern typewriter. Electric or manual machine the placed letters on papers one at a time with the push of a button


The importance of the typewriter is that this was the start to modern writing tools. The invention is still used today in much of the modern world