Anderson's Shorthand Typewriter
- Patented 1889 -

The Anderson Shorthand Typewriter was patented by G.K. Anderson of Tennessee.  It consisted of only fourteen keys and wrote phonetically, using what was known as the chording method of typing.  This method involved depressing several keys simultaneously, resulting in the desired word being printed.  The Anderson printed from a roll of paper two inches wide and used a ribbon for inking.  It is considered a forerunner to the stenographic machines that became so popular a few decades later.   Several variations of the Anderson's frame castings are known to exist.

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