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  1. Christopher La·tham [ley-thuh m, -thuh m] /ˈleɪ θəm, -ðəm/, 1819–90, U.S. inventor of the typewriter.
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Examples from the Web for sholes

Historical Examples

  • Remington produced the beautiful Sholes and Glidden typewriter in the 1870's.

    The Civilization of Illiteracy

    Mihai Nadin

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


    Philip Gengembre Hubert

  • In 1868 Sholes invented what is usually considered the first practical typewriting machine.


    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


  1. Christopher Latham. 1819–90, US inventor, who invented (1868) the typewriter and sold the patent to the Remington company (1873)
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