Asked in
Typewriters

What year was the typewriter invented?

Answer

User Avatar
Wiki User
November 30, 2009 7:53PM

It is not known. I number of people invented it in isolation at about the same time beginning in 1714 when something like it was patented but never built. The first recognisable typewriter was built by William Austin Bert in 1828, it used a dial instead of a keyboard and had no way of viewing the page until you had finished typing.