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Selected Bibliography of Typewriters and Related Office Machines

Information or research assistance regarding typewriters and office machines is frequently requested from the Smithsonian Institution. The following information has been prepared to assist those interested in this topic.

Adler, Michael H. The Writing Machine: A History of the Typewriter. London: George Allen & Unwin, Ltd., 1973.

Aliprandi, G. Cenni Storici della Macchina da Scrivere. Padova, 1938.

_________. Giuseppe Ravizza Atraverso le Pagine del Suo Diario. Novara, 1942.

_________. Giuseppe Ravizza, Inventory della Macchina da Scrivere. Novara, 1931.

Beeching, Wilfred A. Century of the Typewriter. London: William Heinemann, Ltd., 1974.

Bliven, Bruce, Jr. The Wonderful Writing Machine. New York: Random House, 1954.

Brainard, George C. A Page in the Colorful History of Our Modern Machine Age. New York: The Newcomen Society in North America, 1950.

Budan, E. Le Macchine da Scrivere dal 1714 at 1900. Milan, 1902.

Caizzi, B. Gli Olivetti. Torino, 1962.

Coleman, John S. The Business Machine--With Mention of William Seward Burroughs,

Joseph Boyer, and Others--Since 1880. New York: The Newcomen Society in North America, 1949.

Current, Richard N. The Typewriter and the Men Who Made It. Urbana, IL: The University of Illinois Press, 1954.

Dupont, H. and L.F. Canet. Les Machines à Ecrire. Paris: Plume Sténogr., 1901.

Dupont, H., and G. Sénéchal. Les Machines à Ecrire...Leur Evolution. Limoges-Paris, 1906.

Dupont, H., and G. Sénéchal. Les Machines à Sténographier. Limoges-Paris, 1907.

Dyer, F.L. and T.C. Martin. Edison, His Life and Inventions. New York, 1910.

Gould, Rupert T. The Story of the Typewriter. London: Office Control and Management, 1948.

Granichstaedten-Czerva, R. Peter Mitterhofer, Erfinder, der Schreibmaschine. Vienna, Austria, 1923.

Harrison, John. The Edison Electric Pen and Duplicating Press. London: The Edison Electric Pen and Writing Agency, 1881 (?).

Helfer, Jürgen and Philippe Muller. Konstruktionselemente der Schreibmaschine. Aaachen: Peter Basten, 1963.

Herrl, George. The Carl P. Dietz Collection of Typewriters. Milwaukee: Milwaukee Public Museum, 1965.

Hubert, P.G. The Typewriter, Its Growth and Uses. 1888.

Hubert, P.G., Jr. Outline of Typewriter History. Buffalo, NY: Remington Rand, Inc., n.d.

_________. The Story Behind President Wilson's Typewriter. Newark, NJ: Verityper Corporation, 1962.

Jenkins, H.C. "Cantor Lectures on Typewriting Machines." Journal of the Society of Arts, 1894.

Jones, C. LeRoy. Typewriters Unlimited. History of the Typewriter. Springfield, MO (Box 2216, National Station): Rocky's Technical Publications, 1956.

Kinsey, S.L. Audio-typing and Electric Typewriters. Oxford: Pergamon Press; New York: Macmillan Co., 1964.

Krcal, R. 1864-1964 Peter Mitterhofer und Seine Schreibmaschine. Aachen: Basten International, 1964.

Lippman, Paul. American Typewriters: A Collector’s Encyclopedia. Hoboken: Original & Copy, 1991.

McCarthy, James H., ed. The American Digest of Business Machines. Chicago: American Exchange Service, 1924.

Mares, George Carl. The History of the Typewriter: Being an Illustrated Account of the Origin, Rise and Development of the Writing Machine. London: Guilbert Pitman, 1909.

Martin, Ernst. Die Schreibmaschine und ihre Entwicklungsgeschicte. Aachen: Verlag Peter Basten, 1949.

Metropolitan Typewriter Company. History of the Typewriter. 1966.

Morelli, D. La Storia della Macchina per Scrivere. Brescia, Italy, 1956.

Müller, F. Schreibmaschinen. Berlin, 1900.

Museo Nazionale della Scienza e della Technica. Commemorative Exhibition of the Inventionof the Typewriter. Milan, 1955.

Oden, C.V. Evolution of the Typewriter. 1917.

Olivetti, (C) E.C. Olivetti, 1908-1958. Translated by Milton Gendel. Ivrea, Italy: Olivetti & Co., 1958.

Proudfoot, W.B. The Origins of Stencil Duplicating. London: Hutchinson & Co., Ltd., 1972.

Richards, G. Tilghman. The History and Development of Typewriters. London: Science Museum, 1964.

Roblin, J. Louis Braille. London, n.d.

Roby, Henry W. Henry W. Roby's Story of the Invention of the Typewriter. Edited by

Milo M. Quaife. Menasha, WI: George Banta Publishing Co., Collegiate Press, 1925.

The Royal Typewriter Company, Inc. The Evolution of the Typewriter. New York, 1921.

Sénéchal, G. Description des Machines à Ecriere Françaises. Paris, 1903.

The Story of the Typewriter, 1873-1923. New York: Herkimer County Historical Society, 1923.

Typewriter Topics, LV (October, 1923).

Weller, Charles E. The Early History of the Typewriter. La Porte, IN: Chase & Shepard, 1918.

Zellers, John A. The Typewriter: A Short History, on Its 75th Anniversary 1873-1948. New York: The Newcomen Society of England, American Branch, 1948.

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