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[shohlz] /ʃoʊlz/
Christopher Latham
[ley-thuh m,, -th uh m] /ˈleɪ θəm,, -ðəm/ (Show IPA),
1819–90, U.S. inventor of the typewriter. Unabridged
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  • Remington produced the beautiful Sholes and Glidden typewriter in the 1870's.

  • Sholes died in 1890, having also helped by many minor devices the increase in the use of writing-machines.

    Inventors Philip Gengembre Hubert
  • In 1868 Sholes invented what is usually considered the first practical typewriting machine.

    Invention Bradley A. Fiske
  • The river obliges the men to undergo great fatigue and labour in hauling the Canoes over the Sholes in the Cold water naked.

    The Journals of Lewis and Clark Meriwether Lewis and William Clark
British Dictionary definitions for Sholes


Christopher Latham. 1819–90, US inventor, who invented (1868) the typewriter and sold the patent to the Remington company (1873)
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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