Thursday, July 23, 2015


It was a marvel back in the early 1900’s. A beautiful machine that any typist would have been thrilled to have at her desk. (Yes I said “her” for most often it was not a man who worked as a typist in the early 1900’s.) She well may have been a shorthand typist, trained in the 10 finger typing that was introduced by Mrs. L. V. Longley who was the head of a school for stenographers in Cincinnati. This was a very respectable job for a woman that did not require extensive education or training. And there was much less chance of being maimed or killed on the job than many of the other jobs open to women.
Many a woman sat down in front of this machine and felt that thrill only a fine machine can give you. And the thrill that their life was changing forever