Old Typewriter

Old Typewriter

12 thoughts on “Old Typewriter

  1. Reblogged this on Smorgasbord – Variety is the spice of life and commented:
    I learned to write on a manual at secretarial college as there was only two electric typewriters in the class. The worst part was when the letter had three copies with carbon paper inserted between each sheet and then just at the very end you made a mistake…the erasers we had made holes and when Typex came along you had a great white blob very prominently placed.. If you have memories of manual typewriters head over to Alk3r and share them… and also share this image…

  2. I remember when I was about 14 years old, my Mum paid for me to have shorthand and typing lessons as they did not do them at my school, and it was ‘always something to fall back on.’ I learned to type on a typewriter very similar to that one. All of the keys were covered by either red (home keys) or yellow caps so that we could learn to type without looking at the keys!
    I remember sometimes if you pressed the key too quickly together they would get jammed up! Happy days. 🙂

  3. As a young boy, I went from an Underwood,(comandeered from my Dad) to a Hermes (Christmas Gift) to an IBM Selectric (bought myself) to an IBM PC (1981, many, as they advanced), to HP TouchSmart All-In-One. To me, my computers are just glorified IBM Seclectrics!

  4. I loved them. I was the last generation in high school learning to type the old way and interestingly back then I made less mistakes than on a computer. Probably the fear of typing everything again worked for me 🙂

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