Antique Typewriters

The Martin Howard Collection




Hansen Writing Ball (skrivekugle)

Hansen Writing Ball (skrivekugle)


Denmark - 1865

The Hansen Writing Ball (skrivekugle in Danish) is a most remarkable looking machine and was the first typewriter to be made in any numbers. It was designed to be used by the vision impaired, with the characters raised on top of the brass plungers to allow the operator to feel which characters were selected.

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