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Daugherty Typewriter
Daugherty Typewriter

Wanted: Daugherty Typewriter

The Daugherty Typewriter, a.k.a the Daugherty Visible Typewriter, was invented by James Daugherty. It was produced ca.1891 by The Daugherty Typewriter Company of Kittanning, Pennsylvania. This writing machine is often cited as having been the first commercially produced fully visible, frontsrike, four-row typewriter. The American and Americo typewriters were name variants of the Daugherty rebranded for foreign markets. Unfortunately for the company there was an incident at the factory that halted production of the Daugherty which, in turn, paved the way for another similarly built typewriter, the Underwood Standard, became the go-to writing machine for the masses. The rest, as they say, is history.


The Pittsburg Visible was the successor to the Daugherty.

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