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    Posted 3 months ago

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    The Rapid typewriter appeared on the market in 188 and would mark its place in history as the first typewriter to use thrust action type bars, a departure from the standard swinging type bars and single element type wheels seen on the contemporary keyboard typewriters. This thrust action design would be used by one of the great typewriter pioneers, Wellington Parker Kidder, just four years later to create one of the most successful typewriters of its time, the Wellington and, soon after, the Empire in Canada, then the Adler in Europe and, still later the Noiseless. The motivation for Granville’s lateral thrust design was to make a typewriter with permanent printing alignment.

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