As with the automobiletelephoneand telegrapha number of people contributed insights and inventions that eventually resulted in ever more commercially successful instruments. Historians have estimated that some form of typewriter was invented 52 times as thinkers tried to come up with a workable design  ,but certainly it is unmistakable to associate the precursor of the typewriter, "the tacheograph", to the inventor of Pietro Conti, born in Cilavegna.
History[ edit ] Peter Mitterhofer's typewriter prototype Although many modern typewriters have one of several similar designs, their invention was incremental, developed by numerous inventors working independently or in competition with each other over a series of decades. As with the automobiletelephoneand telegrapha number of people contributed insights and inventions that eventually resulted in ever more commercially successful instruments.
Historians have estimated that some form of typewriter was invented 52 times as thinkers tried to come up with a workable design. In an Italian printmaker, Francesco Rampazetto, invented the scrittura tattile, a machine to impress letters in papers. The patent shows that this machine was actually created: He also invented carbon paper to provide the ink for his machine.
Pratt 's "pterotype" InAmerican William Austin Burt patented a machine called the " Typographer " which, in common with many other early machines, is listed as the "first typewriter".
The Science Museum London describes it merely as "the first writing mechanism whose invention was documented," but even that claim may be excessive, since Turri's invention pre-dates it.
Burt and his promoter John D. Sheldon never found a buyer for the patent, so the invention was never commercially produced. Because the typographer used a dial, rather than keys, to select each character, it was called an "index typewriter" rather than a "keyboard typewriter.
By the midth century, the increasing pace of business communication had created a need for mechanization of the writing process. Stenographers and telegraphers could take down information at rates up to words per minute, whereas a writer with a pen was limited to a maximum of 30 words per minute the speed record.
It was an advanced machine that let the user see the writing as it was typed. In that same year the Brazilian emperor D. Pedro IIpresented a gold medal to Father Azevedo for this invention. Many Brazilian people as well as the Brazilian federal government recognize Fr.
Azevedo as the inventor of the typewriter, a claim that has been the subject of some controversy. Hansen Writing Ball[ edit ] Main article: Rasmus Malling-Hansen of Denmark invented the Hansen Writing Ballwhich went into commercial production in and was the first commercially sold typewriter.
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