World’s Most Beautiful Old-Time Typewriters

Posted on 31 March 2010 oddy88

It is almost unbelievable how technology is changing fast our habits and the way how we live. Once, the good typewriter was a true fortune, it was also attractive toy and it was almost funny and interesting as computers are today.

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For those kids who learned to write with their own hands only, typewriter  and the way how they beautifully printed fonts on paper sheets was a true enigma.

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Sadly, typewriters are almost forgotten today and they became part of history. Just ten or twenty years ago they were inevitable equipment of every office.

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Maybe, in ten years or so, we are going to write something similar like this but only for computers 🙂 until that time, you have a chance to watch a pretty nice collection of some of the most beautiful typewriters

More pictures at Flickr.

3 Comments For This Post

  1. Dan Posluns Says:

    “Sadly, typewriters are almost forgotten today and they became part of history. Just ten or twenty years ago they were inevitable equipment of every office.”

    Really? Just ten or twenty years ago, between 1990-2000, were typewriters all that inevitable in every office?

  2. Foxdog Says:

    You make it sound like manual typewriters were oh-so-long-ago. I played with and used my dad’s portable, non-electric manual in the 1960’s and through the late 1970’s. I actually took typing in 1975, in 8th grade, and we used Royal or Olivetti manual, non-electric typewriters. There were electric typewriters in the room–they weren’t used in introductory classes. I got my first electric in h.s. that took me thru college. The first time I saw a (dedicated) “word processor” was in 1980 in a federal office where a friend had a summer job. It was amazing to see the cursor just suck those words off the page and then be replaced. No Wite-Out! I used Scripsit, a primitive word processor in 1982 on the TRS-80. The last, and best, typewriter I used was the IBM Selectric. A mainstay in the offices I worked in from 1983 through the mid-90’s, but alongside various kinds of word-processors, by this time software on other machines, including PC’s. The Selectric keys were soft as butter and the correction key would remember your keystrokes and white them out, one-by-one, as you moved backwards through the document. I would say the last time I “typed” something was about 1996. So, yeah, I guess it has been a while.

  3. jimbojames Says:

    Every artifacts will be eventually replaced. However, when there is power shortage, people still use the old fashion type writers. Type writers are some what a green device!

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