May 21, 2015 · 10:12 am
WHYY/Newsworks was nice enough to send a photog/reporter to cover last Saturdays clack-a-thon in the park. Have to laugh that the first photo is of me obviously chiding a young person: “Errrmph! Please type with just two fingers to avoid key jams–it’s like you’ve never used a manual typewriter before, really!”
Here’s the link to the Newsworks story.
And here are a few pics:
Young people encounter vintage typing machines…
Bryan Kruk always brings some lovely machines; here’s a pair of Olivetti ICOs — one in matte black and one in a glossy piano black. Bellissimo, Mr. K!
Ah, such a crisp design could only foster concision!
Let’s have a closer look at that OLIVETTI ICO, shall we? What’s really astonishing is that this machine types as beautifully as it looks! Thank you, men and women of Olivetti, S.A.
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Tagged as a pleasant afternoon of manual typing, Daily Typing, drinking and typing, Hermes 2000, Olivetti Lettera 22, Olivetti Valentine
August 29, 2014 · 7:15 am
Here’s an interesting episode on Kids Devour Technology — where a group of open minded kids get some time with some “ancient typing machines.” Halfway through, ha— “I love this and I want to keep it, actually…” says one. The unseen narrator tries to paint typewriter use as a primitive privation, though… of course, it’s a TV kids’ “educational show,” so let’s no be too hard on them. Any typewriter exposure is generally a Good Thing.
December 10, 2013 · 5:04 pm
I am a typewriter! Hermes and Remington languish on the shelf at trendy chain Anthropologie’s Philly branch. Bonus barbarian points for gluing books into a fake arch; while burning books still upsets, gluing and chopping still gets a pass! They also stacked the cups too close, so the carriage will hit them.