Cahill Electric Typewriter

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Cahill Universal Electric №2 Typewriter. ~1897.
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Cahill Universal Electric №2 Typewriter. ~1897. It has a spacebar, but also a “space key” on the right. 〔image source

When typewriter historians hear the name Cahill, they immediately associate it with the groundbreaking turn-of-the-century electric typewriter developed by Thaddeus Cahill, based on a Remington 2. Some might also remember that Thaddeus Cahill built the world’s first electromechanical musical instrument, the amazing Telharmonium, a house-sized music producing and transmitting machine. It was the first iPod, except about a million times bigger!

On This Day in Typewriter History: The Cahill Brothers, Electric Typewriters and Monster Music Machines By Robert Messenger. At

On This Day in Typewriter History (XXXVII) By Robert Messenger. At

when reading about typewriter history, 1890s, you read these baroque inventors, with their elaborate gears and ingenuity.

one must-read of typewriter history is this blog. O, the erudition n elegant penmanship, wanting in today's tweet fuck.

look at this guy ranting about modern journalists' writ on Hemingway. Now, that's WRITING!

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