During the Labour Day Weekend, some of us went to explore the Fort Langley CN Station. We checked their typewriters. Nope, no number ones on the keyboard.

This small train station museum also has a railway garden (the station was moved from its original location a few metres away to be closer to the tourist hub of Fort Langley), a 1900s velocipede (borrowed from Fort Langley’s other museum, the BC Farm Machinery and Agricultural Museum), a 1947 railcar and a 1920s caboose.

The volunteer in the railcar confirmed what we guessed: that early typewriters didn’t have the “one” key because the lowercase “L” could do double duty.

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