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Sounds too good to be true…

Voice-to-text is actually an old idea, but how it could have been realized mechanically in 1899 is uncertain.

The New York Times, October 23, 1899 –

Racine Journal, October 26, 1899 –

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The wicked typewriter (1888)

One journal opined in 1888 that the criminal element was using typewriters with impunity to conceal their identities, writing “…there is very little satisfaction for any one who tries to trace up the author of such a document.” However, typewriters occasionally gave up their identities – see “The typewriter as detective.”

Cosmopolitan Shorthander (Toronto), February 1888 –

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Images: Making a Remington (1886)

The article “An American Idea” is mostly filler, but the images, depicting the manufacture of Remington typewriters, are fascinating. Some of the same images appeared here (this article seems to have been reprinted a number of times). A similar article on the Caligraph is posted here.

From The Century Magazine, October 1886 (full article here) –

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Brudenell Carter: An early adopter (1888)

One wishes the following dwelled more on Brudenell Carter’s early use of the Type Writer, but there are some interesting details.

Journal of the Society of Arts (London), February 17, 1888 –

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Women not seeking a place in the kitchen (1884)

The American Shorthand Writer (Boston), February 1884 –

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