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Found 8th Apr 2008
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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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Good find Emma, you have been heated up!
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There are further sites that are also quoting 1868...
Ta very much.
Well, go with whaetever answer you think I'll update OP.
RedVix;1855287

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.

wordpix.com/inf…asp

cpaglobal.com/ip-…894
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.
I went with 1878
Well, i guessed wrong then Unless iwoot are using wiki as their source data!
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emmajk42;1857841

Well, i guessed wrong then Unless iwoot are using wiki as their source … 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:
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Cheers,nice one.
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Thanks!
fugjostle;1856368

Thanks... the answer is 1878 :thumbsup:1868 - Patent #79265 (His first … 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 OfficeRegards,f.



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suze;1894497

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Twice ? :lol:
Entered tks
So is 1878 the answer?
entered thanks emmajk42:-D
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