Writes Martin Howard, “The Boston is a wonderful 19th-century typewriter and is so beautiful in its intricacy. It is quite large at two feet wide and is a great piece of period engineering.”1
The Boston typewriter was not successful, largely because it was a slower index machine, and The Phonographic World classed the Boston among the “cheaper, or ‘toy’ machines” in 1892. Nevertheless, a marvelous piece of engineering.
From The Illustrated Boston, The Metropolis of New England, 1889 —
From The Phonographic World (New York), August 1892 —
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