Cahill Electric typewriter

Cahill Electric typewriter Company

The Cahill Electric typewriter was an early American electric typewriter that appeared in 1899. It used an electromagnet to operate the keys, carriage return and ribbon advance actions. It was a very heavy machine weighing 57 lbs and was based on the understrike design seen in the contemporary Remington 2 typewriter.

This typewriter was invented by Thaddeus Cahill, a brilliant electrical engineer, who also invented the remarkable Telharmonium, a huge mechanical contraption that produced electrical synthesized music.

The machine’s motto was: “Electricity Does the Work and Saves the Nerves and Time of the Operator.”

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