Writing Ball Typewriter: The Curvy Steampunk Word Processor

The Malling-Hansen Writing Ball was originally unveiled in 1867, featuring a keyboard layout which has long since been buried in the depths of time. Did you know that QWERTY keyboards were originally designed to deter typewriter users from overburdening the keyboard with speedy typing, which would, in turn, jam the keys?

But who cares. The star of the show is the steampunk design of the Writing Ball, which unlike most of the steampunk designs we’ve featured, which were created in modern times, was actually designed in the steampunk Victorian era.

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