Antique Typewriters

The Martin Howard Collection




Stenograph - for the blind

Stenograph - for the blind


United States Stenograph Co., St. Louis, Missouri
circa 1888 - no serial number

This Bartholomew Stenograph is for the blind operator and produces five raised or embossed dots and not printed dashes on the paper strip as other Bartholomew Stenographs do. One can see the five pins that emboss the paper in the fourth detail image below, where the upper brace (that has concave dimples that the paper is pushed into) has been removed.

It is extremely solidly made and beautifully hand decorated with floral motifs (first detail image below).

There is no serial number or patent dates to be found on it.

This is the first Stenograph for the blind to be made. It is the only known example and may be a prototype.

"This Stenograph - for the blind - a Wonderful Machine - Price only $25."


Detailed Typewriter Image


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