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History of the Mohawk Valley: Gateway to the West 1614-1925
The First Practical Typewriter [Remington Model 1]

[This information is from Vol. II, p. 1495 of History of the Mohawk Valley: Gateway to the West 1614-1925, edited by Nelson Greene (Chicago: The S. J. Clarke Publishing Company, 1925). It is in the Reference collection of the Schenectady County Public Library at R 974.7 G81h. This online edition includes lists of portraits, maps and illustrations. As noted by Paul Keesler in his article, "The Much Maligned Mr. Greene," some information in this book has been superseded by later research or was provided incorrectly by local sources.]

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The First Practical Typewriter [Remington Model 1]

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Photo: The First Practical Typewriter

Model No. 1 Remington, made in the Ilion Remington works in 1874 after models furnished by Christopher Latham Sholes, the inventor, of Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

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