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Hard to believe what a desired commodity this was in 1896 when this advert appeared, considering the only time you’ll find a typewriter these days is on display in a museum or 2nd hand shop. Otherwise, you may merely find the letter keys stripped from the original instrument. Picture schlepping a heavy typewriter and implements on horseback from Capitol (between Washington and Market) to your abode…

Who else recalls using typewriters? Especially pre-electric ones? Changing the ribbon was always sure to leave the changer with blackened fingerprints.

When was the last time you used a typewriter, what for and what did you like about it?

One response to “Sunday Adverts: Caligraph Typewriter”

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