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Writing your novel might be challenging enough, but can you imagine trying to type it on this? This strange typographic pincushion is the world’s first commercially produced typewriter: the Malling-Hansen Writing Ball, which was prototyped by the Danish inventor Rasmus...
Andee Barbour
Andee Barbour • 2 years ago

Very grateful not to have to write a book on this! The Malling-Hansen writing ball, the first commercially produced typewriter, 1865.

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