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By 1891, Clemens was in such financial straits that he closed his mansion in Nook Farm and moved his family to Europe, and he went bankrupt in 1894. One of his major financial losses was the $200,000.00 that he poured into the Paige Typesetting Machine. He finally abandoned the machine after it failed during a test run. Another factor was the heavy losses sustained by Charles L. Webster & Company, the publication firm started by Clemens. In 1895, Clemens undertook a world reading tour which was so successful that Clemens paid his debts off dollar for dollar with the proceeds.

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