Studies of Individual Typewriter Makers, Etc.

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At present these are all studies of rather obscure footnotes in the history of the typewriter (or just placeholders for those studies, with no content yet) which have come up in my research on the history of the Linotype. There is little or nothing here for the pure typewriter enthusiast.

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Capital

The Capital Type Writing Machine of Virginia. At present, I know of this machine only through a patent by Charles T. Moore which was assigned to this company. I am aware of no evidence that the Capital Type Writing Machine Company ever produced a machine.

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Elliott & Hatch, Elliott-Fisher

[JUST A PLACEHOLDER; no significant information yet] This was a "book typewriter" that could print on open books (such as ledgers).

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Moore, Charles T. (Other Machines)

The typewriter and typewriter-like machines patented by Charles T. Moore deserve to be identified not so much because of their importance in the history of the typewriter (they were not important), but because Moore himself, and a writing machine of some sort developed initially by him, were important in the "pre-history" of the Linotype.

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Moore Typewriter Company

A company presumably founded by Charles T. Moore which was involved in complex litigation and in confused circumstances was acquired by the American Planograph Company (possibly along with the Linomatrix Company, which it may have controlled). Although the American Planograph company did later produce at least prototype machinery for a lithographic transfer composing process which involved typewriter-like equipment, I am aware of no evidence of any machines produced by the Moore Typewriter Company.

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Typograph (Cash, Hartford CT, 1886-1905)

The "Typograph," a down-strike typewriter operating over a flat traversing platen. By Arthur Wise Cash of Hartford, CT. Patent filed in 1886, company dissolved in 1905.

Cash was also issued a 1902 patent assigned to the Elliott & Hatch Book Typewriter Company.

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Zerograph (Kamm, 1895-190?)

This is probably mis-filed here (in "typewriters") as it really was intended more as a component in a printing telegraph system (and later a wireless printing telegraph system).

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