Bartholomew Stenograph

Wanted: Bartholomew Shorthand Typewriter

The Bartholomew was a stenographic typewriter made for taking shorthand dictation, usually in a court room setting. It was invented by Miles M. Bartholomew in 1879 which earned it the distinction of being the first commercially successful stenograph to have been produced. The manufacturer of the machine was the United States Stenograph Corporation of East St. Louis, Illinois. From its 10-key keyboard, a proficient user could generate up to 150 words per minute. Several models of the Bartholomew were made including ones with a wood base and ones that could produce Braille for the blind.

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