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The Caligraph vs. the Type-Writer

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In the beginning, Remington and Caligraph battled for supremacy, and some journals employed “caligraph” and “type-writer” as common nouns. Ultimately, the case-shifting Remington would dominate, and the double-case Caligraph would become merely collectible. But in 1887, this was not yet the case.

From The Cosmopolitan Shorthander (Toronto), June 1887 –

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  • Bill M April 1, 2020, 7:40 pm

    I can’t imagine regularly using a Caligraph.

    • Mark Adams April 3, 2020, 3:12 am

      Yeah, I have a double-case machine like a Caligraph, and it really isn’t an efficient typer.

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