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Typewriters as copiers

“Our best customers have hitherto been theatrical people, for whom we prepare prompt books and actors’ parts at the price of 5s. an act — that is to say, an act of fifteen pages of type-writing on quarto paper.” – The Pall Mall Gazette, May 5, 1885

I recall my great aunt using a typewriter to make copies, and, yes, that entailed typing documents, over and over and over, until a sufficient number of copies were made. And such was one of the uses of the typewriter from the earliest days:

17 Sep 1882, Sun The New York Times (New York, New York) Newspapers.com

15 Aug 1883, Wed Hartford Courant (Hartford, Connecticut) Newspapers.com

30 Sep 1883, Sun Chicago Tribune (Chicago, Illinois) Newspapers.com

04 Jun 1885, Thu Cawker City Public Record (Cawker City, Kansas) Newspapers.com

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