The typewriter was invented after the Civil War. George L. Paul & Jason R. Baron, “Information Inflation: Can the Legal System Adapt?, 13 Rich. J. L. & Tech. 10 n. 12.
“[T]he typewriter is responsible for much of the remarkable progress of the world during the last four decades. . . . The typewriter has revolutionized commercial methods.” C.V. Oden, Evolution of the Typewriter (1917).