Monday, June 20, 2022

June 23 - Anniversary of the typewriter patent

Typewriter Patent – June 23, 1868, patent number 79265.  This patent was sold to Remington & Sons, which then manufactured sewing machines.  The Remington typewriter was manufactured in 1873 using the QWERTY keyboard, which is still in use today.

Library of Congress

Was the typewriter patent application hand written?

A brief history of typewriters

History of IBM typewriters – published by IBM in 1949

Nine “striking” facts about the history of the typewriter
[Who was the first author to submit a typed book manuscript?  Learn here!]

I learned to type in high school on a state-of-the-art typewriter

The IBM Selectric typewriter revolutionized typing
Now hardly anyone uses a “typewriter” but pretty much everyone knows how to type with a QWERTY keyboard.

Do you still use a typewriter?  Tell us in the comments!

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