Famous Firsts Program - First Commercial Typewriter - Delaware County Historical Society - Delaware Ohio

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Did you know that the first automatic vending machine was invented in 1867?

Did you know that the first commercial typewriters were introduced in 1874?

Learn about these inventions and more at the Delaware County Historical Society program:

“Famous Firsts in History”

Thursday, Jan. 18, 7:00 p.m.

at The Barn at Stratford, 2690 Stratford Rd. in Delaware

Steve Bemiller - Antiques Appraiser - Famous Firsts Program - Delaware County Historical Society - Delaware Ohio

Steve Bemiller

Mr. Steve Bemiller, antiques expert, will present this program. He has recently retired as Vice-President, Auctioneer and Appraiser with Garth’s Auctions.

Come and see photographs and items from the Society’s collection illustrating the Famous Firsts.

You are invited to bring your own small items for Mr. Bemiller to discuss.

The program is free and open to the public, however there will be an opportunity to make a donation, which will help defray the operating expenses of the Society.

For more information, email Programs@DelawareOhioHistory.org or call 740-369-3831, extension 3.

Update – Program Recap

Donna Meyer, Executive Director, reported: “Last night’s program was very well received,with 42 attending. We had issues with the laptop not playing well with the projector but Steve Bemiller, Susan Logan and Sue Bauer still pulled it off. Was interesting to see all the artifacts that were on display.”

The Delaware County Historical Society is a non-profit organization whose mission is to promote, preserve and sustain interest in the history of Delaware County. The Barn at Stratford is operated by DCHS as an event venue for weddings, corporate meetings and other special occasions. To learn more, visit the venue and society web sites at barnatstratford.org and delawareohiohistory.org.

Kovels Catalog - Famous Firsts - Delaware County Historical Society - Delawware Ohio

This program has been adapted from patent dates listed in Ralph and Terry Kovels’ publication “Numbers You Need to Know”.