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The Peoples Typewriter

Wanted: The Peoples Typewriter

The Peoples Typewriter, also referred to as the "Pearl" typewriter by some sources which I believe to be erroneous and not be confused with the Pearl here, was patented in 1854 as a "Typograph" by Robert S. Thomas. It was produced in 1887 in Chicago, IL by Enoch Prouty. The Peoples was a heavy, linear-index typewriter which functioned similar to another, later Chicago-produced writing machine, the Odell. Enoch Prouty also produced the Prouty Typograph when he lived in Wisconsin as well as the Prouty, which he invented with his wife, Olive Serene, when they lived in Chicago.


All of the Prouty typewrites are rare. Please contact me if you happen to find one.

Have one for sale? Please email me at or call +1 860-729-2252

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