Beck typewriter and office machine museum in Pfäffikon ZH, Switzerland Beck typewriter and office machine museum in Pfäffikon ZH, Switzerland
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Malling Hansen - 1867
Sholes & Glidden - 1874
Crandall - 1886
Kosmopolit - 1888
Columbia Mod. 2 - 1890
Salter Mod. 5 - 1892
Lambert - 1896
Edelmann - 1897
Saturn - 1898
Diskret - 1898
Mignon Mod. 2 Rot - 1902
McCool Mod. 2 - 1904
Liliput Duplex - 1907
Darling - 1911
Virotyp - 1914
Malling Hansen Schreibkugel - 1867

Malling Hansen Schreibkugel - 1867


Pastor Hans Rasmus Malling Johan Hansen, of Copenhagen, said to have been a minister of the Lutheran church, was the inventor of the "Schreibkugel", the first machine regularly manufactured for sale to the public. It was originally designed for the blind but the principle was later applied to a machine for business use. The heavy carriage of the machine interfered with the speed, but the use of electromagnetic action applied to the sector of the "Writing Sphere" eased it considerably. The machine sold for 400 Kr. In Denmark and 600 Gulden in Austria for the electric machine, but these prices were found to be too high at that time for satisfactory merchandising. It was patented in the United States on April 23, 1872.