Leading American Inventors

Iles, 1912

(Chapter on Christopher Latham Sholes)

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Iles (1912)

Iles, George. Leading American Inventors. (NY: Henry Holt and Company, 1912). This is a popular book of industrial hagiography which contains one chapter on Christopher Latham Sholes. It has all of the faults of a work of this type, but does have a photograph of an 1873 Sholes machine.

This book has been digitized several times. The icon at left links to the presentation at The Internet Archive of the digitization of it by the US Library of Congress.

It has been digitized by the University of Connecticut from their copy. This digitization is available via The Internet Archive at: http://www.archive.org/details/leadingamericani00iles

It has been digitized by the University of California from their copy. This digitization is available via The Internet Archive at: http://www.archive.org/details/leadingamericani00ilesrich

It has also been digitized by Google from the same University of California copy, at a much lower quality and without access to the original page scans. This is available via Google Books.

For convenience, here are extracts of just the chapter on Sholes from the PDF versions of the relatively high-quality scans by the Library of Congress, University of Connecticut, and the University of California.

Here is an extract of the chapter on Sholes from the Google Books version: iles-1912-leading-american-inventors-google-uc-p314ffverso-pp315-337-img379-404-sholes.pdf

The digitizations by the Library of Congress, University of Connecticut, and the University of California as presented at The Internet Archive also include original page scans. These, rather than the assembled-and-processed versions, are the best sources for the illustrations. For convenience, here are the four images from the Sholes chapter as image files. These were extracted from the Library of Congress' digitization.

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