History: Kirkland's Type Writer 1875
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----Source: The Clark County Press Date: 1-23-1875

That "Type Writer" at the Bank is one of the greatest inventions of the age. It has been but a short time since Mr. Kirkland received it, and as he had never seen anything of the kind previous to that, he was obliged to study into the nature of the thing, in order to tell how to operate it. He now understands the machine perfectly, and can write with it as fact as by hand. With a little more practice he will be able to discount the most rapid penman, and we see no reason why writing may not become machine work as well as sewing and many other things that were once thought impossible. The machine is in form very much like a sewing machine, but is much smaller than those commonly in use. It is furnished with what we may call a key-board, each dy representing a certain letter, figure, or punctuation mark, which is shown by the character it represents being stamped upon it. The letters are all capitals. The whole machine is very simple, and will eventually prove a blessing to poor penman.



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