154 years ago, on June 23, 1868, Christopher Scholes and Carlos Glidden patented a hybrid of a piano and a kitchen table, a modern typewriter. The QWERTY keyboard proposed by the inventors is still in use.

Later, the patent went to the weapons manufacturer E. Remington and Sons (future Remington Arms), which launched the sale of the typewriters on July 1, 1874.

Photo – Sholes and Glidden typewriter from Remington, 1874. An exhibit of the Technical Museum of Vienna. The floral ornament is typical of the Remington sewing machine department.

Photo of the day: Sholes and Glidden typewriter