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    Posted 3 years ago

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    The Alexis typewriter is the result of a small town inventor with the desire to design and manufacture his own typewriter. James A. Wallace (1845 - 1906) was born in Alexis, Illinois, where he is now buried. He was a dynamic man with various occupations including bicycle repair, writer, and photographer. He was also an avid musician.

    The Alexis is a superb example of a unique typewriter from the 'Wild West' of typewriters during the 1880s & 1890s, when all sorts of ingenious designs came forth. Some ideas were better than others though and there were many successes and failures.

    You can read more about the Alexis and see my antique typewriter collection at

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    1. hotairfan hotairfan, 3 years ago
      you have a great hobby ....and.... a great collection
    2. typewritercollector typewritercollector, 3 years ago
      Thank you very much.
      Yes, I did well to decide to collect the world's first typewriter 33 years ago. In an age when just about everyone types there is a broad and strong interest in these very early typewriters.

      Your hobby is a great one too!

      Cheers, Martin

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