Carlos Glidden

Wisconsin Historical Marker

Carlos Glidden (November 8, 1834 March 11, 1877),[1] along with Christopher Sholes, Frank Haven Hall, and Samuel W. Soule, invented the first practical typewriter at a machine shop in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.[2][3] He kept on improving the typewriter until he died.[4][5]


  1. Koichi and Motoko Yasuoka: Myth of QWERTY Keyboard, NTT Publishing, Tokyo (2008).
  2. Invention of the Typewriter, Wisconsin Historical Marker, Retrieved May 11, 2008.
  3. Carlos Glidden
  4. Carlos Glidden: The New Type Writer,Scientific American, 27(9), p.132 (1872).
  5. U. S. Patents Nos. 200351 & 470784.

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