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Antique Stenograph with Original Case c.1933

$140 $275

ABOUT

This is an original Stenotype stenograph with Bakelite keys and original case and manual. All the keys work properly but doesn't seem to imprint on the paper.

  • CREATOR Stenotype, Chicago, IL.
  • DATE OF MANUFACTURE c.1933.
  • MATERIALS AND TECHNIQUES Steel, Metal, Bakelite.
  • CONDITION Good. Wear consistent with age and use.
  • DIMENSIONS H 6 in. W 11 in. D 9 in.

HISTORY

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.

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