Granville Automatic Mossberg & Granville Mfg. Co., Providence, Rhode Island 1896 - serial no.5033
The Sholes and Glidden typewriter (also known as the Remington No. 1) was the first commercially successful typewriter. Work began in 1867, but the machine's continued development problems led to short-lived attempts to manufacture it until it was acquired by E. Remington & Sons in 1873; after improvements, it was finally marketed on 7/1/1874.
Antique ca.1889 National No.2 Typewriter
* (simile) These do take me back to my younger years. Oh, I could type as fast as a starved chicken could peck-- Thorin and the others wanted to smash the poor typewriter before long to get some peace and quiet.