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The first row was made of ivory and the second of ebony, the rest of the framework was wooden. It was in this form that Sholes, Glidden, and Soule were granted patents for their invention. The first document to be produced on a typewriter was a contract that Sholes had written, in his capacity as the Comptroller for the city of Milwaukee.
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