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  1. 1. By: Abigayle typewriter
  2. 2. <ul><li>Christopher Sholes </li></ul>People used typewriters back in the 1800s
  3. 3. <ul><li>When you press one on the keys, the keys make the ink go on to a piece of paper. </li></ul>People still use typewriters today to work on
  4. 4. <ul><li>In 1873 </li></ul>
  5. 5. When was Sholes born and when did he die? <ul><li>He was born in February 14 th , 1819 </li></ul><ul><li>He died in February 17 th , 1890 </li></ul>
  6. 6. How did the computer effect the typewriter? <ul><li>When the computer was made everyone thought it was fantastic so they used the computer more than the typewriter. </li></ul>
  7. 7. How many typewriter are there? <ul><li>79,265. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Is the typewriter still used today? <ul><li>Yes! </li></ul>
  9. 9. How many typewriters were made? <ul><li>Over 150 typewriters were made. </li></ul>The typewriter
  10. 10. Works Cited <ul><li>&quot;Christopher Sholes.&quot; NNDB: Tracking the Entire World . Web. 03 Dec. 2010. <>. </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul>
  11. 11. What was Christopher Sholes life like? <ul><li>Christopher was known as the father of the typewriter. He was born on a farm in Mooresburg, Pennsylvania. As a young man Sholes served a 4 year printing apprenticeship before moving with his parents to Wisconsin. He went to work as a printer then became editor of his brothers newspaper in Madison, Wisconsin, the Wisconsin Enquirer . After marrying in 1841, Sholes moved to Southport (now Kenosha), Wisconsin, and served as editor of the Southport Telegraph for the next four years. He became a local postmaster and in the 1850s served in the state legislature. He became a local postmaster and in the 1850s served in the state legislature. Sholes found enough spare time to pursue his interest in inventing. </li></ul>