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Typewriter, Remington Portable #1 HC171


A black metal Remington Portable #1 typewriter in a black case. The #1 Portable was the first real portable typewriter. Over half a million were made.

The first working typewriter was invented in 1808 however commercial production did not occur until the 1870s. Remington was a market leader along with companies such as Underwood and Hammond. In the 20th Century typewriters became an essential tool for business and education. 

date: 1921

manufacturer: Remington, USA

maximum dimension:
 290mm

subject area: Social Science, Technology

specific themes: Technology, Invention, Communication

handling collection number: HC171

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