typewriters

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03/12/2014: Typewriter poster

Posters like this are ubiquitous these days (see the Image of the Day Oscar post as just one other recent example), but there’s something about these simply-illustrated depictions of the typewriter’s evolution that is both intriguing and educational (looking at the 1878 Hansen Writing Ball brings to mind a number of questions). This is...

The Original Desktops

These are the apple of my eye. Once, they were what was next.  Old “writing machines,” used in print shops, trade schools and offices at the turn of the century, were the original desktops. I cut my proverbial type-writing teeth on an old Address-o-graph. Our forebears used these bulky yet beautiful numbers. And they...

What a Great Typewriter

The Olivetti Studio 42 was designed in 1935 in Italy. It was one of the foremost modern machines in a line of iconic typewriters, which gave Remington a run for its money. Established as the “first Italian typewriter factory,” C. Olivetti & C., S.p.A. was founded by Camillo Olivetti in 1908 in Ivrea, Italy. Adriano Olivetti,...