In the late 1890s, several companies
intensified the battle for dominance of the typewriter market by
venturing into overseas sales.
An illustrated advertisement
in the January 16,
1897 issue of Harper’s Weekly for the Daugherty Visible
typewriter included monthly sales figures from Europe, Africa,
Asia, and the South Pacific.
That trend in the typewriter market reflected an overall
expansion of American industry in international trade, as reported
by Ray Stannard Baker in the February 16, 1901 issue.
His article, “The American Commercial Invasion of the
World,” which was sympathetic to U. S. economic expansion
abroad, was accompanied by a photograph
of an American
typewriter in Japan.
In the late-nineteenth and early-twentieth
centuries, many companies in various industries began cooperating
through informal associations or by legally merging their
the boldfaced headline “Expansion, Progress,
Efficiency”—common American catchwords in the early-twentieth
in the April 13, 1912 issue announced the
consolidation of the sales organizations of the Remington, Smith
Premier, and Monarch typewriter companies.
16, 1897, p. 71, col. 2-3
illustrated ad, Daugherty typewriter
16, 1901, p. 175, col. 2
illustration, “The American Type-Writer in Japan”
13, 1912, p. 26, col. 2-3
ad, announces consolidation of sales organizations of Remington,
Smith Premier, and Monarch typewriter