The Writing Ball

In 1865, what many consider to be the true ancestor to the efficient typewriter was developed by Rasmus Malling-Hansen: The Writing Ball. Not only was it efficient, but also strangely elegant: just look at it – a brass half-sphere covered with keys above a cylinder that held the paper. It was finely made, unlike some of the unsuccessful machines before, looking more like a gentleman’s watch than a piece of office equipment:

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Published in: on October 21, 2010 at 1:04 pm  Leave a Comment  

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