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Happy Typewriter’s Day!

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On this day in 1868, Christopher Latham Sholes received a patent for an invention he called the “Type-Writer.” Typewriters had been around since 1714 and reinvented in various forms throughout the 1800s, but Sholes invented the first one to be commercially successful.

The arts radio programme, Studio 360, paid tribute to this almost forgotten technology. Listen here: http://wny.cc/11x39JC

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Author: Dina Ross

Dina is a writer, reviewer, journalist and broadcaster. It goes without saying that she loves books. Her blog, Books Now! can be viewed on www.dinaross.com.au and offers news, reviews and interviews with writers from around the corner to across the world.

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