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How the Caligraph is made (1893)

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Scientific American described the Remington typewriter factory in an 1888 story (here), offering an important record of typewriter manufacturing in the 19th century. The Shorthand Review published an equally impressive account of the Caligraph factory in 1893, and that account is featured in this post.

Caligraph advertised heavily in The Review, so the article reads as a thinly veiled advertisement, but it is nonetheless an important record.

(Note: The Review borrowed several images from an earlier Scientific American story that was published March 6, 1886 — see here. Also, the image files in this post are rather large.)

From The Shorthand Review (New York & Chicago), January 1893 —







Typing samples —

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Caligraph regularly ran a full-page advertisement in The Shorthand Review, in addition to other placements.

Editorial comment from The Shorthand Review, December 1893 —

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  • Bill M December 26, 2018, 9:32 pm

    I don’t know where you find all the interesting articles you post, but I do hope you never cease to find and post them. I’ve really enjoyed each and everyone.

    • Mark Adams December 27, 2018, 4:18 pm

      It’s a real pleasure. These posts will be a regular feature in 2019. Thanks for the comment.

  • RIchard P December 27, 2018, 5:32 am

    A valuable record! Thanks for publishing it.

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