The advertisements in this magazine (and in one other posted here) are remarkable in that they signal the beginning of an age for the typewriter. Prior to the 1880s, writing machines were experimental, not ready for the commercial market. But, with the invention of the Sholes & Glidden “type-writer,” it had come of age. Before long, several manufacturers were offering typewriters like the Remington Standard (descendent of the Sholes & Glidden), the Caligraph, and the Yost Writing Machine. Now, every man could produce work in the same quality as the magazine he held in his hand.
Non-typewriter advertisements —
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