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Hansen Writing Ball

Albert von Scabel1878

Heinz Nixdorf MuseumsForum

Heinz Nixdorf MuseumsForum

The Hansen Writing Ball was the world's first typewriter to be produced commercially, albeit in small batches. It was developed in 1865 by Rasmus Johann Malling-Hansen, a Danish pastor and teacher of deaf-mutes. The philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche was a well-known user.

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  • Title: Hansen Writing Ball
  • Creator: Albert von Scabel
  • Date: 1878
  • Location: Wien

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