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From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Martin Howard:
1884 McLoughlin typewriter

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1884 McLoughlin typewriter
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Status: My Collection
Created: 06-16-2017 at 02:20PM
Last Edit: 06-16-2017 at 02:20PM

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Little information is known about the McLoughlin Brothers Typewriter. It appeared on the market in 1884 for $10 and was intended for both children and adults. Therefore the McLoughlin Brothers typewriter has the distinction of being the first typewriter marketed for children; however, it is built solidly from cast iron and machined parts making it a contemporary to the other index typewriters that had appeared at this early date.

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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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