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1891: Type-writer type text pays same postage as handwritten docs

Perhaps it was hoped by some early enthusiasts that typed documents might be charged the same (cheaper) rate as printed material. But this was not to be the case. Further, postal services were even charging the higher rate for printed material using the “type-writer” font. This upset some, but others championed the practice.

Ottawa Daily Citizen, September 18, 1891 –

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