Grace's Guide To British Industrial History

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Grace's Guide is the leading source of historical information on industry and manufacturing in Britain. This web publication contains 147,919 pages of information and 233,587 images on early companies, their products and the people who designed and built them.

Grace's Guide is the leading source of historical information on industry and manufacturing in Britain. This web publication contains 147,919 pages of information and 233,587 images on early companies, their products and the people who designed and built them.

Moya Typewriter Co

From Graces Guide
1902. Moya No 1. Exhibit at Abbey Pumping Station, Leicester.
1905. Moya Visible. Exhibit at Abbey Pumping Station, Leicester.

Hidalgo Moya was an American-Spanish engineer who lived in England. After first building the Moya typewriter, he set up the company to launch the down-strike design.

1902 Company founded by John Gordon Chattaway and Hidalgo Moya, trading as the Moya Typewriter Co.

1908 Became the Imperial Typewriter Co

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