Sholes Visible: native habitat redux

Sholes Visible: native habitat redux

About 11 months ago I published this photo from Peter Weil’s collection: I’ll repeat Peter’s analysis of the photo: Sholes Visible Typewriter #2 (1901); in the office of the shipping department of the W.R. McTurk Coal Company in the borough of...
Sholes Visible: details, details

Sholes Visible: details, details

When you’re restoring a typewriter it seems that there’s always another little detail to be fixed. Every detail is both a frustrating delay in getting the typewriter ready and (potentially) a satisfying little experience in problem solving. Here are five...
Sholes Visible: native habitat

Sholes Visible: native habitat

So did anyone actually buy and use this strange invention, the Sholes visible typewriter, a century ago? We have ads from dates such as 1901 and 1905, but of much greater interest is this 1910 photo of a Sholes Visible in its original habitat. For all I know, this...