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Hall Typewriter: Slow?

Image: Martin Howard Collection (link).

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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  • Bill M September 2, 2019, 5:24 pm

    If the Hall was in fact faster, we’d all be typing on an index typewriter.

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