One of the first typewriters that worked was created by Pellegrino Turri in 1808, and unfortunately, we aren’t sure what it looked it.  It wasn’t until the 19th century that typewriters were more commercially produced.  The writing ball by Rasmus Malling-Hasen went to production in 1870 and had upper case characters only.  The typewriter that had the first QWERTY keyboard was created by Chris L. Sholes and looked like a sewing machine.  Over time full keyboard, upper and lower case, additional keys, and various styles of typewriters were added and created.  Electronic keyboards were introduced in the 1900’s and were further upgraded throughout the years.  Typewriters did decline in use with word processors and computers becoming more popular.  Today, there is a revival of interest with many people bringing back the use of typewriters.

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