Index typewriters were cheap, but unpopular among stenographer/typists. Why?
Check out this excerpt from a letter in the Brown & Holland Shorthand News, August 1884 —
The publication reprinted this piece, April 1885 —
$40 vs. $100:
Mon, Dec 22, 1884 – Page 4 · Evening Star (Washington, District of Columbia, United States of America) · Newspapers.com
Advertisement frequently featured in the Brown & Holland Shorthand News, 1884:
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If the Hall was in fact faster, we’d all be typing on an index typewriter.
Imagine what our laptops would like like!