1923

The Reverend J. Walton invented a music typewriter which came to be known as the Walton Music Typewriter. It was manufactured by The Music Typewriter Co. around or before 1923. The company was located in Hatton Wall in London. The machine was capable of drawing the staves, print musical symbols, and text. It required no expertise. There are two patents of the typewriter - US 1,443,107 and US 1,443,108.

The operator could see the character and the line on which the music was to be printed. A lever was depressed and the drum came in contact with the paper. The musical symbols were attached to a revolving drum. It had the capacity of producing band and orchestral parts at a speed that was similar to an ordinary typewriter. It could also be used for making lithographic transfers, for making a copy for photo-engraving, or for preparing wax stencils.

Walton Music Typewriter

Walton Music Typewriter