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Tilton Typewriter


The Tilton typewriter was issued patent no.306,295 on October 7, 1884. Its inventor and namesake was Charles E. Tilton of Worcester, MA. Charles was associated with several locations during the 1880s so it is unclear where the typewriter may have been produced. Other than Worcester, South Waltham, MA and Portland, ME are possibilities. The Tilton Manufacturing Company may have been the firm that produced it, if it were actually produced. It  functioned and appeared similar to Hall typewriters. The price would have been between $5 and $20 according to Charles Tilton in an 1885 interview he gave to the Phonographic World.

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