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Historical Item

Name: Typewriter

Category: Tool

Size/weight: Varies

Rarity: Common

Value: New: $200 - $500; Average Condition: $20 - $50

Uses: To write papers, letters, documents, etc

Description (ca. 1921):
The first working typewriter was created by Pellegrino Turri in 1808 for a bling friend of his. The typewriter has been worked on many many people but wasn't produced commercially until around 1870. There have been many popular variations of the typewriter such as the Remington and Sholes & Glidden who introduced the QWERTY board. By the 1920's, most typewriters had very similar looks and characteristics such as the QWERTY board, shift keys, 4 rows of keys and so on. Typewriters were very common around this time period since they were a great tool to be used for communication or for typing up files and documents.