Tuesday, October 19, 2010

The Writing Ball

In 1865 a very strange-looking typewriter was developed by Rasmus Malling-Hansen, known as 'The Writing Ball'. "Not only was it efficient, but also strangely elegant, even beautiful: just look at it - a brass half-sphere covered with keys above a cylinder that held the paper. It was finely made, unlike some of the unsuccessful machines before, looking more like a gentleman's watch than a piece of office equipment"