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Photograph of a Musicwriter typewriter
From a Musicwriter ad. (Source: Music Printing History)

Music Printing History:

The Musicwriter is a typewriter that was used to print music. It was invented by Cecil S. Effinger, a noted choral composer, music professor, and inventor. It eventually sold around the world. Working with various manufacturers, Mr. Effinger was able to produce over five thousand Musicwriters from 1956 to 1990.

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