Top 10 typewriter facts from Type IT!

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  1. The typewriter was originally designed to print page numbers on books.

  2. The longest top-row word is โ€˜rupturewortโ€™, a type of plant.

  3. Peru is the only country that can be typed on one row of a keyboard.

  4. The QWERTY layout was created in 1874 for Sholes & Glidden typewriters. It was designed to stop common keys from being placed close together and jamming.

  5. The longest word that could be typed on a typewriter with the left hand is stewardesses.
  6. A common belief is the QWERTY layout was designed to make it easy for salesmen to show off the typewriter by typing โ€œtypewriterโ€. It is also one of the longest words to be typed using one row.

  7. Most early typewriters had a bell to warn typists that they were nearing the end of the paper so they were ready for a carriage return.

  8. If you type letters using alternate hands, Skepticism is the longest typed word you can type.

  9. There are 43 keys on a typewriter.

  10. Qwerty is a real word!

 

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