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The Rapid Typewriter
The Rapid Typewriter

Wanted: The Rapid Typewriter

The Rapid typewriter was invented by Bernard Granville and first produced by The Western Rapid Typewriter Company of Findlay, Ohio. It is debatable if the typewriter would have been successful if not for a gas-leak fire that devastated the factory in 1888. Later, in 1891, Bernard attempted to revive the Rapid with the Mead, Phillips & Granville Company in Dayton, Ohio. Some publications were already referring to The Rapid as a "failed." typewriter by 1895. Well, I love failed typewriters. Bernard did try to break into the typewriter industry one more time with the Granville Automatic.

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