Edison's Typewriter

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© Cheryl Andrews
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Manufactured by The Oliver Typewriter Co. (1895-1928). Guess those are Edison's glasses too and that would be his copy of the American Machinists Handbook!

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  • Bailey Cooper

    Bailey Cooper said (10 Jul 2012):

    This image prompted some research. I was curious about Edison's age when he would have been using this. Oliver produced typewriters from 1895-1928. Edison life span 1847-1931. So, if Edison bought one of the first made, he would have been 52 or about the age I was when I finally decided I wanted to become computer literate. He was billiant, but there is still a learning curve. I know. I taught myself to type. Other interesting bits of Edison trivia: he was only 22 when he patented his electric vote recorder and stock ticker, and was 29 when he invented the phonograph. Compared to the 22-year-olds today... pretty amazing.

  • Leslie Hunziker

    Leslie Hunziker   gave props (10 Jul 2012):

    wow, totally awesome!

  • Cheryl Andrews

    Cheryl Andrews   said (10 Jul 2012):

    Bailey, you are amazing! Thanks for sharing your research. Wonder what other famous person might have owned an "Oliver" during that time ...?

  • Ann Reece

    Ann Reece   gave props (10 Jul 2012):

    This is so interesting! Thanks to Bailey for the history lesson, it was very informative!!!

  • Susan Littlefield

    Susan Littlefield gave props (11 Jul 2012):

    Terrific capture of this amazing old relic!!

  • John Linton

    John Linton gave props (17 Jul 2012):

    Old school cool. I've been to Edison's place in Fort Myers, FL. It's very interesting.

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