1879 Typewriters and Copying Machines

  • Remington Standard Typewriter

    The Type Writing Machine

    Unfortunately the Electric Pen was not that useful a device and required frequent repair as Board budget documents from the time attest. A newer, more user-friendly device, the type writing machine, became commercially available in Canada in the 1870s and provided an easier method for creating stencils. In 1891 the Board rented a Typewriter from Geo. Bengough, Agent for Remington Standard Type Writer, for $15.00 eventually purchasing a machine for the Inspector’s Office for $95.00 in 1894. In 1896 two type writing machines were rented for use in the Superintendent of Buildings office.

    Remington, Hamilton

    Metal, plastic

    2012.X.169

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    Black metal typewriter with pen body, high set keys, red sticker with gold letters of maker