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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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