Who invented the electric typewriter?

Answer Thomas Alva Edison invented the electric typewriter in 1872, but the first commercial model wasn't introduced until the 1920s. Electric typewriters only became popular after the 1930s introduction ... Read More »

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Who invented the QWERTY typewriter?

Christopher Sholes invented the first commercial typewriter in 1874, manufactured by Remington. This typewriter had the QWERTY layout. The letters "QWERTY" are the first six letters on the keyboard... Read More »

Who invented the typewriter ribbon?

The typewriter ribbon was invented by George K. Anderson of Memphis, Tennessee. Anderson was awarded the patent for his creation on September 14, 1886. This was when typewriters became commonplace ... Read More »

Where was the typewriter invented?

Queen Anne awarded the first patent to Henry Mill for a transcribing machine. However, there are no surviving examples or additional literature contemporary to the patent to confirm. The first prac... Read More »

When was the electronic typewriter invented?

Thomas Edison developed a typewriter electrically operated by magnets. It was too big and cumbersome to be marketable. James Smathers of Kansas City, Missouri invented the first practical electric ... Read More »