Things That Changed the Course of History: The Story of the Invention of the Typewriter 150 Years Later

Things That Changed the Course of History: The Story of the Invention of the Typewriter 150 Years Later

by Hannah M. Sandoval

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781620234068
Publisher: Atlantic Publishing Group Inc
Publication date: 04/28/2017
Pages: 200
Sales rank: 857,383
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.08(d)

Table of Contents

Guest Features 9

The Typewriter - A Foreword Martin Howard 11

July 1887 15

Chapter 1 Slow and Unsteady 19

Life Before the Typewriter 20

The Need for Speed 23

Earliest Attempts 24

Chapter 2 The Mind Behind the Keys 31

Early Life of Christopher Latham Sholes 31

Invention and Perfection 34

What No One Else Could Do 43

Chapter 3 Early Conception 47

Model 2 47

QWERTY and the Final Tweaks 50

Manufacturing Woes 54

Chapter 4 Innovation Explosion 65

The Remington Era 66

The Caligraph Shift 69

The Crandall New Model 79

Chapter 5 Seeing is Believing 87

Visible Type 88

The Hammond 90

The Blickensderfer 96

The Almighty Underwood 102

Chapter 6 Out of the Office and into the Home 109

The Index Image 109

The Switch 112

Toy Typewriters 114

Chapter 7 The Practical Side 119

The New Demand 120

The New Sport 124

Crime Solving 128

Chapter 8 The Writer's Companion 131

The Writer Image 131

The Advantages 134

Early Famous Fans 137

Chapter 9 Faster, Smaller, Better 143

IBM and the Electric Typewriter 143

The Portable Craze 149

The Traveling Reporter 158

Chapter 10 A Modern Revival 165

Fallen by the Wayside 165

The Nostalgic Writer 172

Unplug 173

July 2017 177

Author's Note 181

Appendix: Parts of the Typewriter 183

Timeline 187

Glossary 191

Index 199

About the Author 203

Martin Howard-A Collector's Message 206

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