In the mid-1980s, there was an outfit in the San Francisco Bay Area that converted Mac Ses into portable computers. These altered machines were heavier than the originals, but, oh, how I wanted one. Only the price (and the fact that I could lug my SE around) prevented me from making a purchase.
I imagine that in the 1880s, the notion of a portable typewriter (albeit 15 pounds!) appealed to certain people. What machine is described in the following article is unknown, but apparently it was a “luggable” typewriter, which was noticed on a train:
The Brantford Daily Expositor (Brantford, Ontario, Canada), November 1, 1880 –
The typed image of a train (above) was take from the Railway and Locomotive Engineering (New York), October 1902 –
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