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Opening Reception: "Click! Clack! Ding! The American Typewriter"

New Britain Museum of American Art
56 Lexington St.
New Britain, 06052
Date(s): March 13, 2014
Time(s): 5:30 p.m.-7 p.m.
Category: Special Community
Secondary Category: Museum/Gallery Exhibit

This exhibition will include more than 20 machines and wartime badges that span nearly 100 years, dating from 1873 to 1966. All the typewriters are American made, with a focus on models built in Connecticut. One of the highlights to be displayed is a Sholes and Glidden dated 1876, three years after the first commercially successful typewriter was produced. There were 3,000 decorated models that were originally made by Remington at their sewing machine factory in Ilion, New York. Roughly 200 of these rare and extremely desirable machines have been found as of today.

Admission: Free with museum admission.
Phone: (860) 2290257
Handicap accessible: No