Tuesday, December 8, 2015

American Writing Machine Co., 1894

In 1873 Remington introduced the first "type-writer" in the U.S. and used the name as a brand.  Consequently, when the American Writing Machine Company introduced its competition, it had to be called a "writing machine."  If events had played out differently, these kind of devices might well have been known as "caligraphs" today.

The Caligraph 1 was introduced in 1880, but wrote in capitals only. It stayed in production until 1896, but was eclipsed in sales by the New Century model, which featured a double keyboard with separate keys for lower- and upper-case letters.

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