Artifact Spotlight: The Typewriter

"Click, clack, click click, clack, ding!" Whatever your age may be, it's a series of sounds you've likely heard before and recognize. Whether you've heard it in person, in the movies, or simply as a media sound effect, the classic sounds of a typewriter have secured themselves a place in the social consciousness of our working culture. And it is a place well earned. History of the Typewriter Patented by American inventor Christopher Lathom Sholes in 1868, the typewriter was perhaps the greatest innovation to writing technology since the printing press (invented by German inventor Johannes Gutenburg in the 1430's) (Encyclopædia Britannica, 2018). By 1873, Sholes had signed a contract with E.

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