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An early typecast about the “first” typewriter.

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“Typecasts” (typewritten blog posts) are popular today, but apparently they were a thing as early as the late 1800s. The following was published in 1891 in a phonographic journal, and it offered details about the 1843 Thurber typewriter. Of course, you can learn more about the Thurber on the web, but it is interesting to see how enthusiasts fed people’s interest in early machines in the 19th century.

(Apparently, periods in titles was a thing too.)

From The Phonographic Magazine (Cincinnati), April 1891 –

NB: The Thurber was not the first typewriter, but in the late 1800s, the story of the typewriter was incomplete.

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