Samuel W. Soule

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Wisconsin Historical Marker

Samuel Willard Soulé (January 25, 1830 – July 12, 1875),[1] along with Frank Haven Hall, Christopher Sholes, and Carlos Gliddin, was the inventor of the first practical typewriter at a machine shop located in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, in 1869.[2]


  1. ^ A contribution to the history, biography and genealogy of the families named Sole, Solly, Soule, Sowle, Soulis;pp. 864-866
  2. ^ Invention of the Typewriter, Wisconsin Historical Marker, Retrieved May 11, 2008.