QUIZ: What Do You Know About the First Typewriter?

Mar 6, 2020

by ASME.org

Gutenberg is credited with inventing moveable type, but mechanisms to mark paper with individual letters as the operator selects them—what we’d think of as a typewriter—were invented a dozen time over. The first commercially successful such machine was produced by a pair of American inventors in the 1870s. Test your knowledge of the Sholes and Glidden Type-Writer, an ASME Historic Mechanical Engineering Landmark.

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