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The mitrailleuse

One of several pithy statements from The Golden Gate, June 16, 1880.

Ernest Hemingway liked his Corona typewriter well enough to write a poem about it, one of several poems published privately in 1923:


It is noteworthy that he was not the first to compare the typewriter to a mitrailleuse, a weapon similar to the Gatling gun. As early as 1880, people compared the typewriter to the mitrailleuse, as seen in one of the adages published by The Golden Gate.

The Golden Gate (Newton, Kansas), June 16, 1880 –

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