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Typewriters on terms: 1893

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A typewriter trust was established in 1893, combining the major manufacturers: Remington, Smith-Premier, Yost and the American Writing Machine Company (maker of the Caligraph). With control of production, the trust’s aim was to maintain a price of around $100 per machine, a steep price in the late 1800s. The following is a “leaked” internal document of the trust, presented by a stenographic journal. It is apparent from this document that the trust wanted sales, not sales on terms. Nevertheless…

From Frank Harrison’s Shorthand Magazine (Boston), July 1893 –

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  • Bill M December 28, 2019, 1:03 am

    A leaked email from 1893, and we though only shady internal documents existed today.
    Not much different than some of the political wrangling of today.

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