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Charles Thurber

Born: Jan 2, 1803

Death: Nov 7, 1886

Birthplace: East Brookfield

Nationality: United States

Charles Thurber

Date of Birth : Jan 2, 1803
Date of Death : Nov 7, 1886
Birth Place : East Brookfield

Charles Thurber was an inventor and firearms maker who made important innovations in the early development of the typewriter. According to the book The Marvels of Modern Mechanism published in 1901, Thurber invented and patented in 1843 the first practical typewriter, though it admits his machine was slow, crude and was never manufactured.

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