Mencken’s typewriter

Mencken's Corona Typewriter, Enoch Pratt Library

Mencken's Corona Typewriter, at the Mencken Room in the Enoch Pratt Library, Baltimore, Maryland

The typewriter that belonged to H. L. Mencken. Photo by the Enoch Pratt Free Library, Baltimore, Maryland. [Update, April 15, 2007: The photo has moved, and is restricted by copyright; you may follow the links to view the original photo of the typewriter, at the site of the Enoch Pratt Free Library. E.D.]

Was this the machine upon which Mencken composed the Millard Fillmore/Bathtub hoax?  Perhaps.  It was used prior to 1930.

6 Responses to Mencken’s typewriter

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  2. Kevin says:

    The upper rail includes numbers. You have to hit the shift key to type them.


  3. Ed Darrell says:

    What does a newspaper reporter need with numbers?

    I suspect it had more to do with what was available on a typewriter of the day.


  4. Didn’t he like numbers?


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