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From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Martin Howard:
1878 Remington 2

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1878 Remington 2
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Status: My Collection
Created: 06-17-2017 at 09:06AM
Last Edit: 06-17-2017 at 09:06AM

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The Remington 2 was the “Model T” of typewriters: simple, reliable, practical and was the first typewriter to be produced in great quantity. It introduced the world to typewriters and laid the path for the explosion in typewriter design and manufacturing that was just around the corner.

The Remington 2 appeared on the market in 1878 and was first typewriter to have a shift key, giving two characters for each key. The machine pictured here, dates from 1893 to 1894.

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Martin Howard
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I am a collector of 19th century typewriters and have built a collection that shows the remarkable ingenuity and beauty of the world’s first typewriters. I have always been interested in the beginnings of a machine when there is an eruption of approaches to making it. Early typewriters are an exceptional example of this incubation period.

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