Saturday, May 20, 2017

William O. Wyckoff: Typewriter Tycoon

After working 16 years as the first official court reporter in Ithaca, NY, William O. Wyckoff retired from the profession to become the driving force behind the commercial success of the Remington typewriter company. After he was elected president of the company in 1886, sales of Remington typewriters skyrocketed throughout the world and Wyckoff became a millionaire.

Additional information about Wyckoff and the origins of official court reporting in the U.S. can be found in Guardians of the Record, which can be purchased by clicking on its cover in the right hand column.

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