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Invention of the Typewriter

 
 
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By Paul F
1. Invention of the Typewriter Marker
Inscription. At 318 State Street, approximately 300 feet northeast of here, C. Latham Sholes perfected the first practical typewriter in September, 1869. Here he worked during the summer with Carlos Glidden, Samuel W. Soule, & Matthias Schwalbach in the machine shop of C.F. Kleinsteuber. During the next six years, money for the further development of the typewriter was advanced by James Densmore, who later gained the controlling interest and sold it to E. Remington & Sons of Ilion, N.Y.
 
Erected 1956 by Milwaukee County Historical Society. (Marker Number 43.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Wisconsin Historical Society marker series.
 
Location. 43° 2.567′ N, 87° 54.978′ W. Marker is in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, in Milwaukee County. Marker is at the intersection of West State Street and North 4th Street, West State Street on West State Street. Click for map. Southwest corner of West State Street and North 4th Street. Marker is in this post office area: Milwaukee WI 53203, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Robert "Red" Wilson (within shouting distance of this marker); Robert Stuckert (within shouting distance of this marker); Fred Roethlisberger
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By Paul F, May 3, 2010
2. Invention of the Typewriter Marker
Marker is located outside the U.S. Cellular Arena (f/k/a Milwaukee Arena)
(within shouting distance of this marker); Paul Hornung (within shouting distance of this marker); Eric Heiden (within shouting distance of this marker); Pat Richter (within shouting distance of this marker); Don Kindt (within shouting distance of this marker); Harvey Kuenn (within shouting distance of this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Milwaukee.
 
Also see . . .
1. Christopher Latham Sholes - About.com Inventors. (Submitted on May 31, 2010, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.)
2. Christopher Sholes - Invent Now Hall of Fame. (Submitted on May 31, 2010, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.)
 
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Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Paul Fehrenbach of Germantown, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 812 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Paul Fehrenbach of Germantown, Wisconsin. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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