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The Writing Ball

By on October 23, 2010 in Office Machines & Supplies

writing ball

This is the first commercially produced typewriter – the Malling-Hansen writing ball. It was patented in 1870 by the Danish inventor Rasmus Malling-Hansen and received a number of First Prize medals world trade exhibitions. However, the ball lost out to competition and was not produced again after Malling-Hansen’s death in 1890.

Source: www.malling-hansen.org

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