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The statement form (1910) and ledger page (1909) are from Tom Keith's store in Cisco.
Tap To Enlarge - Prized Possessions Letter dated 1906 regarding safe sold to C. C. Keith Store. It's from Josey Hardware Co, Pioneer Hardware Dealers, specializing in Steam and Gasoline Engines, Peanut Threshers, Cotton Gins and Presses, and Mill Supplies, in Scotland Neck, N.C., dated Sept. 3rd, 1906. Text reads: "We inclose lock combination for the safe that you bought from the Mosler Safe Co. The safe is one that we traded to them for a larger one, and we consider it a good safe." (Other items from this store are displayed under "time pieces," "furniture," and "clothing/accessories.")
Tap To Enlarge - Prized Possessions Hoop Cheese Wheel with knife and weight measurement used in C. C. Keith Store, originally located near home in Dunn, later in Eton. " (Other items from the Keith store are displayed under "time pieces," "furniture," and "clothing/accessories.")
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A rare typewriter that used the Dvorak keyboard, an arrangement that let the strongest fingers do the most work, with 70% of the typing being done on the "home row" where the fingers are positioned with typing. Typists really could type faster with this keyboard but it was doomed because so many people already knew the QWERTY keyboard and would not learn to use the new one. This Royal, made in 1936, is owned by Carlton McDaniel.
Tap To Enlarge - Prized Possessions Wall-mounted wood telephone by Stromberg Carlson Telephone Manufacturing Co, probably 1920s or 1930s. Owned by Carlton McDaniel.
Tap To Enlarge - Prized Possessions Magnetic recording tape for world's first electronic computer used for business data processing. Univac I, Serial Number 1 was installed at the Bureau of the Census in 1951. Its console is now in the Smithsonian. Owned by Herman McDaniel.
Tap To Enlarge - Prized Possessions Programming Manual for world's first electronic computer used for business data processing. Univac I, Serial Number 1 was installed at the Bureau Bureau of the Census in 1951. Owned by Herman McDaniel.


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