Thursday, October 27, 2011


This has got to be one of the coolest inventions I have ever blogged about.
& mind you homies, this is of the brains from the 1930s.


Only a dozen (give or take a few) of these thingies exist.
& yes, it does exactly what you think it does.

"The Keaton Music Typewriter was first patented in 1936 (14 keys) by Robert H. Keaton from San Francisco, California. Another patent was taken out in 1953 (33 keys) which included improvements to the machine. The machine types on a sheet of paper lying flat under the typing mechanism. There are several Keaton music typewriters thought to be in existence in museums and private collections. It was marketed in the 1950s and sold for around $225. The typewriter made it easier for publishers, educators, and other musicians to produce music copies in quantity. Composers, however, preferred to write the music out by hand."


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