Richard current, the typewriter and the men who made it (urbana: the university of illinois press, 1954) 9 ↩ john zellers, the typewriter: a short history, on its 75th anniversary 1873-1948 (new york: the newcomen society of england,1948), 10.
The inventor not only conceived the main principles of the invention, but at the same time christened it, by giving it a name, which sounded oddly enough at the time, but has since become a household word throughout the world,—“the typewriter.
Much more influential, in the long run, was the sholes & glidden type writer, which began production in late 1873 and appeared on the american market in 1874 christopher l sholes, a milwaukee newspaperman, poet, and part-time inventor, was the main creator of this machine. Several inventors created typing machines similar to a typewriter the first person to develop, patent and mass-produce a typing machine was rasmus malling-hansen of denmark malling-hansen first patented his writing ball in 1870, but continued to update and improve his typing machine for nearly a. The first american patent for a writing machine appeared as early as 1829 by william burt, and for the typewriter appeared in 1843 by charles thurber their machines however, were not the successful story we know today. Many brazilian people as well as the brazilian federal government recognize fr azevedo as the inventor of the typewriter, a claim that has been the subject of some controversy  in 1865, john pratt, of centre, alabama (us), built a machine called the pterotype which appeared in an 1867 scientific american article.
Christopher l sholes, a milwaukee newspaperman, poet, and part-time inventor, was the main creator of this machine the sholes & glidden typed only in capital letters, and it introduced the qwerty keyboard, which is very much with us today. Christopher latham sholes, (born february 14, 1819, near mooresburg, pennsylvania, us—died february 17, 1890, milwaukee, wisconsin), american inventor who developed the typewriter after completing his schooling, sholes was apprenticed as a printer four years later, in 1837, he moved to the new. A typewriter is a small machine, either electric or manual, with type keys that produced characters one at a time on a piece of paper inserted around a roller typewriters have been largely replaced by personal computers and home printers christopher sholes was an american mechanical engineer, born.
The idea behind the typewriter was to apply the concept of movable type developed by johann gutenberg in the invention of the printing press century to a machine for individual use descriptions of such mechanical writing machines date to the early eighteenth century. Christopher latham sholes (february 14, 1819 – february 17, 1890) was an american inventor who invented the qwerty keyboard, and along with samuel w soule, carlos glidden and john pratt, has been contended as one of the inventors of the first typewriter in the united states.
A brief history of the typewriter by bryan dugan february 18, 2013 think stock a new episode of mad men or a rare airing of murder, she wrote isn’t the only time to stare longingly at a. Fascinating facts about the invention of the typewriter by christopher latham sholes in 1867. Finally, in 1867, the american inventor christopher latham sholes read an article in the journal scientific american describing a new british-invented machine and was inspired to construct what became the first practical typewriter his second model, patented on june 23, 1868, wrote at a speed far exceeding that of a pen.