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Typewriter students in China (1909)

The accompanying text for this photograph is too crude to post here, containing as it does a number of offensive ethnic references, but the text is archived here. In one light moment, though, the author comments on the students’ low sitting position: “How the dickens they can ever strike the keys satisfactorily is a mystery to me—maybe that part of my education has been neglected, however.” As I write this, I’m lying on my couch with my laptop on my chest…

The photo was published in 1909.

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The Typewriter and Phonographic World (New York), 1909 –

Philo Remington’s letter typed on a No. 1 (click image to view larger):

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The Arabic Remington (1907)

Selected area of oil painting featuring a Remington typewriter.

The Typewriter and Phonographic World (New York), 1907 –

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Add this one to your collection of typewriter books: The Typists’ Tickler (1905). I couldn’t find it on eBay or AbeBooks, but fortunately, the Library of Congress offers a digital copy here.

The Typewriter and Phonographic World (New York), July 1905 –

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Swift Typewriter

Pitman’s Journal (Bath), January 11, 1913 –

Pitman’s Journal (Bath), December 5, 1914 –

Documented at TypewriterDatabase.com here. Museums Victoria has a model in there collection – see here.

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