The Peoples Typewriter, also referred to as the Pearl Typewriter by some sources, was patented in 1854 as "Typograph" by Robert S. Thomas. It was produced in 1887 in Chicago, IL by Enoch Prouty. The Peoples was a heavy, linear-index typewriter similar to another Chicago-produced writing machine, the Odell. Enoch Prouty also produced the Prouty Typograph while living in Wisconsin as well as The Prouty, which he invented with his wife, Olive Serene, while they lived in Chicago.
All of the Prouty typewrites are rare. Please contact me if you happen to find one.
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