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Trivia Question – July 23, 2015 – Typewriter Trivia


On this date in history, July 23, 1829, William Austin Burt patents the typographer, a precursor to the typewriter. It is commonly held that “Tom Sawyer” written by Samuel Clemens (also known as Mark Twain) was the first novel to be written on a typewriter.


When Clemens purchased his first typewriter in 1874, how much did he pay for it?

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