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By Dick Frank

On July 23 1829, William Burt patented a forerunner of the typewriter. The typewriter as we know it, came into being after further development. Even though the typewriter is now history, there are some interesting stories about those who pounded on the keys.

In the early days, the girl who operated the typewriter was also called a typewriter. “I say, Tom,” said the young business man to his friend, “Where do you buy your typewriter ribbons?”