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Kleinschmidt Teletype Records, 1915-1930

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Creator:
Kleinschmidt, Edward E. 1876-1977
Goodspeed, Charles B
Morton, Sterling 1885-1961
American Telephone and Telegraph Company
Morkrum-Kleinschmidt Corporation
Teletype Corporation
Donor:
Pigott, Janet
Creator:
Kleinschmidt Electric Company
Subject:
Krum, Howard
Physical description:
0.6 cu. ft. : 2 boxes
Type:
Correspondence
Collection descriptions
Date:
1915
1915-1930
20th century
1900-1950
Notes:
A German immigrant, Kleinschmidt showed an early interest in commmunications technology. While still very young, he started the Kleinschmidt Electric Company. In 1924, Kleinschmidt merged his company with the Morkrum Company to form the Morkrum-Kleinschmidt Company. The company developed new teletype technology, which replaced Morse code transmission and reception with typewriters and printers, for which Kleinschmidt, Howard Krum, and Sterling Morton jointly obtained a patent In December 1928. The company name was changed to Teletype Corporation, and in 1930 Teletype Corporation was sold to the American Telephone and Telegraph Company.
Summary:
The collection consists of correspondence kept by Charles B. Goodspeed, a major stockholder in KIeinschmidt Electric Company. It relates to internal workings of the company and the telegraphic typewriter it developed, as well as the merger with Morkrum and the purchase of the company by AT&T. Many of the letters are from Sterling Morton, president of the Teletype Corporation.
Cite as:
Kleinschmidt Teletype Records, 1915-1930, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
Topic:
Communication
Inventions
Inventors
Telecommunication
Telegraph--History
Telegraph, Wireless
Local number:
2011.3120 (NMAH Acc.)
Data Source:
Archives Center - NMAH

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