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8y, 8m agoFound 8 years, 8 months ago / ended 6 May 086 May 2008
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You have to answer this question:

What year was the QWERTY design patented?

Wiki tells me this: "The QWERTY design was patented [1] by Christopher Sholes in 1874" - but read our thread, this may be wrong.

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8y, 8m agoFound 8 years, 8 months ago / ended 6 May 086 May 2008
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#1
have entered - thanks:thumbsup:
#2
Good find Emma, you have been heated up!
#3
Thanks :)
#4
Other sites list the patent as being issued in 1878:

http://www.ideafinder.com/history/inventions/qwerty.htm

http://home.earthlink.net/~dcrehr/whyqwert.html

http://abckeyboard.co.uk/qwerty.htm

The reference for the patent at the bottom on the wiki page also states 1878 although the text says 1874.
#5
There are further sites that are also quoting 1868...
#6
Ta very much.
#7
Well, go with whaetever answer you think :) I'll update OP.
#8
RedVix
There are further sites that are also quoting 1868...


Do you have any links? It's just that Sholes got a patent for a typewriter in 1868, but it didn't have teh QWERTY key layout we all use now, that was patented in 1878.

http://wordpix.com/infocenter/article-qwerty.asp

http://www.cpaglobal.com/ip-review-online/widgets/notes_quotes/more/2894
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Thanks... the answer is 1878 :thumbsup:

1868 - Patent #79265 (His first typewriter)
1878 - Patent #207559 (A revised version with a QWERTY keypad to jam fingers)

Double check for yourself at the US Patent Office

Regards,
f.
#10
I went with 1878
#11
Well, i guessed wrong then :( Unless iwoot are using wiki as their source data!
#12
entered thanks
#13
emmajk42
Well, i guessed wrong then :( Unless iwoot are using wiki as their source data!


You never know - a load of places quote it differently but it looks like 1874 is when he designed the QWERTY keyboard rather than patented it. I bet they didn't do more research than a quick look on wikipedia when coming up with the question so I suspect I'll be wrong and you'll get the nice new phone :thumbsup:
#14
Thanks!
#15
thank you!
#16
Cheers,nice one.
#17
thanks, entered and heat added
#18
Thanks!
#19
fugjostle
Thanks... the answer is 1878 :thumbsup:

1868 - Patent #79265 (His first typewriter)
1878 - Patent #207559 (A revised version with a QWERTY keypad to jam fingers)

Double check for yourself at the US Patent Office

Regards,
f.


:thinking:Ultimate referencing! Rep added...:w00t:
#20
thanks, entered and voted hot
#21
suze;1894497
thanks, entered and voted hot


Twice ? :lol:
banned#22
Entered tks
#23
So is 1878 the answer?
#24
entered thanks emmajk42:-D

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