Teletypewriter Telephone

(Contributed by: Chrystal S.)

Technology: Typewriter telephone

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Year invented: early 1900’s

Inventor: William E Shaw

What purpose does the technology serve: This was created as an adaption to the Teleprinter. It was invented specifically to benefit deaf people in communicating over long distances.

How did it work: There was a typewriter that the sender would type on and the receiver would have a board of light bulbs that lit up as the sender was messaging them. This was done electronically through telephone lines.



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