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On this day… Early inventor of typewriter dies (1905)

He did not invent the first typewriter, but John Pratt did invent one of the first practical typewriters. His designs inspired the Christopher Latham Sholes and Carlos Glidden who introduced the first “Type Writer” in 1874. Pratt died this day in 1905.

Chattanooga Daily Times (Chattanooga, Tennessee), June 25, 1905 —

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