6 de enero de 2012

Would you believe it

Would you believe it? A rare look at Friedrich von Knauss's machine, as well as Mitterhofer's typewriter. Austria erit in orbe ultima...

WOULD YOU BELIEVE IT? NO. 12


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Also very entertaining, a Lambert vs. Smith-Corona Electric contest:

(ELECTRIC PORTABLE TYPEWRITER (aka WORLD'S FIRST ELECTRIC PORTABLE TYPEWRITER aka REMOTE CONTROL MANIPULATOR))


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2 comentarios:

  1. The "writing machine" of this Grossherzog ist very impressive.

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  2. Very interesting to see how the von Knauss machine uses notched arcs of metal to control the movements. These automatons were far more sophisticated mechanically than early typewriters, but obviously were not typewriters and served a different purpose.

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