/ by Jay Fox

collective-history:

The Writing Ball ca. 1865

The Hansen Writing Ball was invented in 1865 by the Rasmus Malling-Hansen.

The writing ball was first patented and entered production in 1870, and was the first commercially produced typewriter.

Is it just me or does this look like the greatest engagement ring ever? 

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Wouldn’t mind having one of these laying around

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