Qwerty Keyboard Typewriter

The first commercial typewriters were introduced in 1874, [2] but did not become common in offices until after the mid-1880s. [3] The typewriter quickly became an indispensable tool for practically all writing other than personal handwritten correspondence. It was widely used by professional writers, in offices, and for business correspondence in private homes.


Notable typewriter manufacturers included E. Remington and Sons , IBM , Godrej [6] , Imperial Typewriter Company , Oliver Typewriter Company , Olivetti , Royal Typewriter Company , Smith Corona , Underwood Typewriter Company , Adler Typewriter Company and Olympia Werke  [ de ] . [7]Notable typewriter manufacturers included E. Remington and Sons , IBM , Godrej [6] , Imperial Typewriter Company , Oliver Typewriter Company , Olivetti , Royal Typewriter Company , Smith Corona , Underwood Typewriter Company , Adler Typewriter Company and Olympia Werke  [ de ] . [7]By the mid-19th century, the increasing pace of business communication had created a need for mechanization of the writing process. Stenographers and telegraphers could take down information at rates up to 130 words per minute, whereas a writer with a pen was limited to a maximum of 30 words per minute (the 1853 speed record). [13]