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Happy Manual Typewriter Day!

Exactly two hundred years ago today (can you believe it?), the first manual typewriter was invented by Italian entrepreneur Pellegrini Turri. It's fascinating how far the typewriter has evolved over the years — from the manual typewriter to electrical typewriter, and eventually word processors to now personal computers! Who were the ones delivering the goods? Popular typewriter manufactures included E. Remington and Sons, IBM, Imperial typewriters, Oliver Typewriter Company.

I swear it feels like this past year has been dedicated to the old school typewriter. Who can forget the important role the vintage typewriter had in the Oscar nominated movie Atonement? Or what about the geeky-fabulous and fully restored Royal typewriters I couldn't help but get excited about?! And last but not least, if you just can't part with your typewriter, but need to send e-mails like the rest of us, there's always the 22 Pop! Wishing everyone a happy manual typewriter day!


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thatsvy thatsvy 8 years
Wow, I know this was last year, but I am so excited! I just started collecting typewriters and have two beautiful ones from the 60s and the 30s. I'm going to throw a party now!
aistea311 aistea311 9 years
I remember when I had the electronic one for middle school. I promise myself when I get my own place I will purchase a vintage black manual typewriter and type up my soon to be bestselling novella.
calamari calamari 9 years
There's a typewriter sales and repair shop near the building where I work in Berkeley. It's charming, but I always ask myself how they stay in business. Nice bit of nostalgia though, so I hope the store sticks around.
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