Antique Art Deco Stenograph with Original Case c.1920
This is an original Art Deco Stenotype stenograph with Bakelite keys and original wooden case covered in leather. Leather handle on the case. All the keys work properly.
- CREATOR Stenotype Company, Chicago, IL.
- DATE OF MANUFACTURE c.1920-1930.
- MATERIALS AND TECHNIQUES Steel, Metal.
- CONDITION Good. Wear consistent with age and use.
DIMENSIONS H 5 in. W 8 in. D 11 in. Case: H 5.5 in. W 9.5 in. D 12 in.
Miles Bartholomew invented the first shorthand machine in 1877 (well, the first one that actually worked). It was consistently fine-tuned while patents were secured between 1879 and 1884. Bartholomew owned a company in Illinois, the United States Stenograph Corp., which was created around his most famous invention.