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From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Martin Howard:
1892 Edland painted index

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1892 Edland painted index
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Status: My Collection
Created: 06-14-2017 at 07:46PM
Last Edit: 06-14-2017 at 07:46PM

Edland Serial Numbers
Edland Typewriter Galleries
Edland painted index Typewriter Galleries


Joseph Edland stated his objective was "to produce a type-writer of few parts which is specially adapted for private use, and which may be easily and correctly operated by one who is not familiar with type-writering". This would have been a most appropriate user, as the Edland is awkward and very slow to use.

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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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