Digital reconstruction of a writing ball using restauration sketches as well as the original patent papers. Created in cooperation with the restaurator of Friedrich Nietsche’s Writing Ball as well as the “International Malling-Hansen Society”.
- invented in 1867 by the danish teacher for deaf-mute people Rasmus Malling-Hansen
- it was the very first commercially sold Typewriter
- won prices at various world fairs and was thought to be technically flawless
- unfortunately it never became the standard. Instead the american Remington Typewriters (using the QWERTY Layout) asserted themselves on the world market
- all in all only around 200 Writing Balls were ever sold