Riddle: Guess what I am talking about

@djbtol (5498)
United States
November 4, 2006 6:58am CST
Quite a number of years ago someone invented a piece of mechanical equipment that became very popular. At the time several names were proposed for this device, such as clavier imprimeur and cembalo scrivano. One last clue, this machine is almost extinct now. What is it?
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8 responses
@J_peso (2434)
• United States
4 Nov 06
they were names of typewriter like instruments :)
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@djbtol (5498)
• United States
5 Nov 06
Congrats, you got it! Was that off the top of your head? Thanks
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@J_peso (2434)
• United States
7 Nov 06
well yup.....read some article on some wiki abt the history of typewriters:)
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@djbtol (5498)
• United States
7 Nov 06
Yea, wiki would work! What, is that a code name for the internet - WWW. I think we are on to something here. Do me a favor though, and don't let the cat out of the bag. Speaking of cat jokes... Never mind.
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@balasri (26554)
• India
4 Nov 06
Type writer
@balasri (26554)
• India
6 Nov 06
Have you given me a best response or atleast a plus for the first correct answer.It will encourage and bring more visitors for you in the future.This is one of the main tricks in earning in mylot.
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@macubx (11433)
• Philippines
5 Nov 06
it was answered.. nothing for me here..
@djbtol (5498)
• United States
5 Nov 06
So sorry my riddle was so wimpy. Thanks for stopping by.
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• United States
6 Nov 06
post some other new riddle as this is already answered..
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@djbtol (5498)
• United States
7 Nov 06
Thanks for the response. I'm hoping to do just that. Have a great day.
@Jellen (1852)
• United States
6 Nov 06
Well my friend, for a + I will give you one more part to your answer. It was a manual typewriter, as opposed to electric!
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@djbtol (5498)
• United States
6 Nov 06
Good point. For those who lived in the era of typewriters, there was a big difference between manual and electric. Than manual return lever was kind of neat, though. Now most people would just lump them into the same pot. Thanks
@HerShe (2386)
• Canada
6 Nov 06
Hi djbtol. The problem with riddles is, they get answered to quickly and then it is all over. I was going to guess at this one, but after reading the first reply, there was no point. My guess was wrong anyway. I like riddles and if you post more maybe you could not tell whether or not the answer is correct until the end of the post, or at least until the tenth page. Thanks for posting riddles.
@sadaff (328)
• Pakistan
5 Nov 06
didnt no.....now i do! lol tc
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@djbtol (5498)
• United States
6 Nov 06
Never know when a little bit of historical trivia will come in handy. Thanks for your comment.
• United States
5 Nov 06
After reading other answers lol i say TYPEWRITER!!! he he he
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