FIRST - practical typewriter
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member onfire4jesus
N 43° 02.575 W 087° 54.970
16T E 425376 N 4765987
Quick Description: The first practical typewriter was invented at 318 State St in Milwaukee, WI by Christopher Sholes, Carlos Glidden and Samuel Soule.
Location: Wisconsin, United States
Date Posted: 8/28/2007 11:56:46 AM
Waymark Code: WM23A6
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Super_Nate
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Long Description:
Text on the marker reads:
"At 318 State Street, approximately 300 feet northeast of here, C. Latham Sholes perfected the first practical typewriter in September 1869. Here he worked during the summer with Carlos Glidden, Samuel W. Soule, & Matthias Schwalbach in the machine shop of C. F. Kleinsteuber. During the next six years, money for the further development of the typewriter was advanced by James Densmore, who later gained the controlling interest and sold it to E. Remington & Sons of Ilion, N.Y."
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Date of FIRST: 09/01/1869

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