1874 Remington Type Writer
Grade Range: K-12
Resource Type(s): Primary Source, Artifacts
Date Posted: 3/5/2009
Remington put its writing machines on the market in 1874 at a price of $125. The new Type Writer owed some of its identity to the sewing machines that Remington had recently added to its product line. The writing machine came mounted on a sewing machine stand, with a treadle to operate the carriage return and advance the paper on the platen. Even the Type Writer's shiny black case, elaborately decorated with floral designs and emblems, resembled the factory's sewing machines.
Historical Thinking Standards (Grades 5-12)
United States History Standards (Grades 5-12)