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Machine Monday: Remington Standard 2

The Remington 2 (the name Remington 1 was used for the latest Sholes & Glidden model) was fitted with a number of improvements to the original S&G design that would last a century. The qwerty keyboard had been designed by Sholes himself, but new to the keyboard was the 'shift' key, that literally shifted the... Continue Reading →

Silent Sunday: Big Business (1929)

"The story of a man who turned the other cheek-and got punched in the nose." Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy are Christmas tree salesmen in California. Business is slow and a simple argument with one grumpy prospective customer (James Finlayson) escalates from a simple argument into full scale mutual destruction with Stan & Ollie destroying... Continue Reading →

2019 Millhaven Press Release Schedule

2018 was a busy year...too busy.  2019 promises to bring more exciting releases despite a scaled back release schedule. "Millhaven's Tales of Adventure" (Millhaven Tales Volume I, Issue 4) (January 1st) "Cloud of Dust...Cry of Death" (Western/Weird Western Anthology (March 1st) "Millhaven's Tales of Wonder" (Volume II) (April 1st) "Fierce Tales: Lost Worlds" (May 1st)... Continue Reading →

Machine Monday: Hansen Writing Ball

Although the Sholes & Glidden is generally regarded as the first production typewriter in history, the Hansen writing ball in fact beat the S&G by no less than four years. The Reverend Rasmus Hans Malling Johan Hansen (1835-1890) worked as a teacher and as director of an institution for the deaf and dumb in Copenhagen.... Continue Reading →

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