Wanted: Malling-Hansen Typewriter
Before there were "typewriters" there were writing machines like this, the Malling-Hansen Writing Ball (Skrivekugle). Actually, it is a typewriter but when it was first produced the term typewriter hadn't yet come into vogue. The Malling-Hansen is an exquisite piece of brassware that was produced commercially, but, unlike the Sholes & Glidden, it was not successful. It was made in Denmark and patented in 1865 by the reverend Rasmus Malling-Hansen, principal of the Institute for the Deaf-Mutes in Copenhagen.
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