- Patented 1889 -
The Anderson Shorthand Typewriter was patented by G.K. Anderson of
Tennessee. It consisted of only fourteen keys and wrote phonetically,
using what was known as the chording method of typing. This method
involved depressing several keys simultaneously, resulting in the desired
word being printed. The Anderson printed from a roll of paper two
inches wide and used a ribbon for inking. It is considered a forerunner
to the stenographic machines that became so popular a few decades later.
Several variations of the Anderson's frame castings are known to exist.
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