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  typewriter links
First I want to thank all my many friends on the leading Internet Typewriter news group at http://groups.yahoo.com/group/typewriters This newslist should be the first port of call for anyone interested in collecting typewriters and collectively represents the richest source of typewriter knowledge anywhere.
* Paul Robert of The Virtual Typewriter Museum at http://www.typewritermuseum.org Based in Holland, Paul is one of Europe's leading collectors and an expert on Blickensderfers and much else.
* Les Owen of the Landbee Collection at www.landbee.co.uk Les is founder of Britain's biggest typewriter collection and is unfailingly generous with his knowledge and encouragement.
www.portabletypewriters.com /links.htm   (503 words)

  Science Museum | Typewriters - machines to supersede the pen | Introduction   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The evolution of the typewriter is part of the ongoing history of the human need to communicate.
The development of the typewriter was the result of a desire both to speed up this process and to produce an aid for the blind in reading and writing.
During the 1880's many different types of typewriters were designed, but the one which developed the style we know today was the Underwood No.1, invented by F. Wagner and produced by the Wagner and Underwood Company.
www.sciencemuseum.org.uk /online/typewriters/index.asp   (433 words)

The next patent issued for a typewriter was granted to the American inventor William Austin Burt in 1829 for a machine with type arranged on a semicircular wheel that was revolved to the desired letter, then pressed against the paper.
Typebars of early commercial typewriters struck the paper at the bottom of the platen; the line being written was thus not visible to the operator.
In this typewriter all the typefaces were mounted on the outside of a single small cylinder that was revolved and moved up and down by the action of the keys to place the proper letter in the typing space.
autocww.colorado.edu /~blackmon/E64ContentFiles/MachinesAndTools/Typewriter.html   (1427 words)

 typewriter. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05
Activated through a series of levers or an electronic impulse when its key is pressed, the type strikes the paper in the machine through an inked ribbon; the carriage holding the paper then automatically moves, providing space for the next character.
Nonetheless, the typewriter was almost completely superseded by personal computers using word-processing software and printers by the mid-1990s; the machines are still used for specialized printing functions.
Other forms of typewriters included the stock ticker, which recorded its message on a narrow strip of paper, and the teletypewriter, which transmitted typing over an electric circuit such as the telephone or telegraph.
www.bartleby.com /65/ty/typewrit.html   (335 words)

The earliest known typewriter design was patented by Henry Mill in England in 1714.
The first typewriter patented by Sholes included an alphabetical layout of keys, but Remington's first commercial typewriter had the QWERTY keyboard, designed by Sholes to stop the mechanical keys getting jammed together as they had in earlier alphabetical arrangements.
More recent typewriters work electronically, are equipped with a memory, and can be given an interface that enables them to be connected to a computer.
www.tiscali.co.uk /reference/encyclopaedia/hutchinson/m0016829.html   (387 words)

 Typewriter Tins
The Underwood Typewriter set the new standard in the industry for the next 60 years, and so the vast majority of ribbon tins we find today are square or round, and more or less flat in shape, made to hold 1/2" ribbons.
Many typewriter ribbon tins still carry ribbons inside, although the majority of these are used ribbons placed in the tin after being taken off the machine.
Underwood introduced an improved typewriter in 1895; it was the first machine to use type bars that hit the platen in front.
www.chiptin.com /antiqibles/tins/typewriter.htm   (3798 words)

 CD Baby: TYPEWRITER: Skeleton Key
London's TYPEWRITER is the musical vehicle of Mark Bandola: probably the most eclectic collection released in 2003 - or anytime in recent memory...especially when viewed in the 'pop' world as 'pop' music - which maybe it is not.
Typewriter keeps the faith with tracks so richly layered that it takes several listens to fully appreciate the fact that it all comes together in a pleasing cacophony of sounds.
Typewriter's experimental 31-track disc "Skeleton Key" has a little bit of everything: dense, layered textures and quiet simplicity; clear, shimmering melodies and harsh noisiness.
www.cdbaby.com /cd/typewriter   (749 words)

 Don Lancaster's TV Typewriter
While any TV can be "borrowed" and used with the typewriter, small, high quality portables give the nicest presentation, and slight size and position adjustments can further help the appearance, although they are not needed.
If you already have or need the TV typewriter for something else, this add on is far cheaper than a conventional calculator would be, and its display would be obviously larger and more readable.
In the TV Typewriter, all of the six bits of this code must be presented at once or in parallel form, and this is the only code the circuitry shown can use.
www.swtpc.com /mholley/RadioElectronics/TV_Typewriter.htm   (4899 words)

 IBM Archives: IBM typewriter milestones
The IBM Selectric II Typewriter, which lets the typist switch from 10-pitch for correspondence to 12-pitch for business forms and reports, is unveiled in September.
The IBM Personal Typewriter, a compact model for student and home use, is sold for the first time.
The IBM Selectric System/2000 typewriters, a family of totally electronic machines for a wide range of applications, are announced.
www-03.ibm.com /ibm/history/exhibits/modelb/modelb_milestone2.html   (715 words)

 Carbons to Computers: Typewriters
Sholes's first try at a typewriting machine was a crude piece of work made with part of an old table, a circular piece of glass, a telegraph key, a piece of carbon paper, and piano wire.
The first changes in typewriter styling actually appeared not in office machines, but in portables, which from the early 1930s were streamlined and offered in color to encourage their use at home.
From about 1950, almost all office typewriter manufacturers presented their machines in colored steel cases that concealed the mechanism and suggested a certain elegance.
smithsonianeducation.org /scitech/carbons/typewriters.html   (914 words)

 PBS - Compositions - The Typewriter
The Typewriter received its first performance when Leroy Anderson conducted his short piece (only one minute and forty-five seconds) for a Decca Records recording session on September 8, 1953.
The Typewriter is used as a theme for numerous radio programs and some television shows.
The Typewriter has been recorded by many artists, including: Arthur Fiedler with the Boston Pops, guitarist Alan Hanlon, Spike Jones, Frederick Fennell with the Eastman Orchestra and also with the Tokyo Wind Orchestra, Leonard Slatkin with the St Louis Symphony, Pinchas Steinberg with the Cologne Radio Orchestra, pianist Marco Rizo, and the 101 Strings.
www.pbs.org /sleighride/Video&Music/Compositions_Typewriter.htm   (320 words)

 Museum of Typewriters and Calculators at the Finnish Business College - Typewriter Collection
Hall is an index typewriter that came onto the market in 1881.
Hammond was one of the finest in typewriter history.
Both office and portable typewriters were produced.When production ceased in 1960 millions of this typewriter had been produced.
typewriter.slk.fi /our_typewriter_collection.php?char=h   (183 words)

 Early Typewriter History   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The action of the type bars in the early typewriters was very sluggish, and tended to jam frequently.
To fix this problem, Sholes obtained a list of the most common letters used in English, and rearranged his keyboard from an alphabetic arrangement to one in which the most common pairs of letters were spread fairly far apart on the keyboard.
Although typists' speeds quickly surpassed the one- and two-finger speeds achieved by early typists on the original alphabetic keyboards, the actions on the newer typewriters kept improving to keep up, and the jamming problem did not recur.
www.mit.edu /~jcb/Dvorak/history.html   (404 words)

 Typewriter. |
The ep is coming along slowly but surely, I aim to have it out around the end of may, but sadly my degree is bogging me down, so if its later than that I do apologise.
I also added one of my songs to the music page, its one current Typewriter fans will have already heard, but if you hadn't then you really should go to the music page and download it.
Typewriter is the name of well, my life project, its what I want to do.
www.freewebs.com /typewriter_   (837 words)

 MT & the Typewriter   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The typewriter on the left is a Remington built specially for the Philadelphia Centennial Exposition.
In his autobiographical dictations he remembered it as the manuscript of Tom Sawyer (1874), but according to typewriter historian Darryl Rehr, the book was Life on the Mississippi (1882), and the machine was a Remington No. 2.
When in 1905 an installment of his autobiography mentioning his experience with a typewriter appeared in The North American Review, Remington quickly seized the opportunity to use his remarks as a plug for their machine.
etext.lib.virginia.edu /railton/yankee/cymach4.html   (101 words)

 typewriter.me.uk   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Typewriter started almost three years ago within the twisted mind of Matthew G. Curtis, then aged 19, who for some reason was embarking to study a degree in Middlesbrough for three years and learn all about Media Production and Music Technology.
Matthew, Now 21, spends his time writing new songs that draw the best elements from his former releases but take on a harder, darker and more personal edge.
His current aim, apart from graduating, is to draw together the best electro-rock musicians and convert Typewriter from a one man bedroom dream into a touring sonic behemoth that will take the country, nay, the world by storm!
www.typewriter.me.uk /info.htm   (322 words)

 Manual typewriter Olympia Traveler C typewriter
Olympia is one of the few manufacturers that continues to make a manual typewriter.
This small typewriter is ideal for anyone on the move.
As a bonus the Traveller C comes complete with a hard plastic cover with handle that snaps down over the typewriter to form a carrying case.
www.bristolnf.com /traveler.htm   (215 words)

 Why typewriters
There was no need for typewriters in a world where cheap labor was abundant and where machines were expensive.
Soon the typewriter took its rightful place as one of the great inventions of 19th Century communications technology, alongside the telegraph, the telephone, photograpy and the gramophone.
Development did not end with the first Sholes and Glidden, despite the fact that this machine set a series of standards that are still in use today, including the Qwerty keyboard.
www.typewritermuseum.org /history/why.html   (357 words)

 Antique Typewriter Collector Books and other resources.
This is a reprint of the original 1923 Typewriter Topics - History of the Typewriter, on the fiftieth anniversary of the invention of the typewriter.
The Typewriter Legend edited by Frank T. Masi, a 1985 promotional publication published by Matsushita Electric Corp. of America, otherwise known as Panasonic, when they were in the business of manufacturing typewriters and sought to establish themselves as a force in the typewriter industry.
This book concentrates mainly on typewriters manufactured during the period specified in its title but also includes a chronological listing and compilation of information on early typewriters prior to 1933.
www.typewritercollector.com /books.html   (1186 words)

 Typewriter History - Invention of the Typewriter   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The idea behind the typewriter was to apply the concept of movable type developed by Johann Gutenberg in the invention of the printing press century to a machine for individual use.
Based on Sholes’; mechanical typewriter, the first electric typewriter was built by Thomas Alva Edison in the United States in 1872, but the widespread use of electric typewriters was not common until the 1950s.
The renowned typewriter expert's is sure to stimulate enthusiasm all over again, bringing you new and as yet unpublished insights into the origins of the invention itself in a detailed history of the machine.
www.ideafinder.com /history/inventions/story097.htm   (1209 words)

 Typewriter Links
The Virtual Typewriter Museum Paul Robert's new venture is now one of the best and most likely the biggest typewriter site on the Web.
Typewriter Collecting by Will Davis : Will's site focuses on newer portables that most collectors don't know about or don't find as 'collectible' as the older machines.
There ar an AWFUL lot of other typewriter links out there, and at the risk of messing any more up, I'll just send you to the source.
jm10r.home.insightbb.com /tlinks.html   (676 words)

 Why QWERTY was Invented
As far as the typewriter keyboard is concerned, being first was the whole ball game.
The first typewriter had its letters on the end of rods called "typebars." The typebars hung in a circle.
Sales of the typewriter did not take off until after Remington's second model was introduced in 1878, offering the only major modification to the keyboard as we know it today.
home.earthlink.net /~dcrehr/whyqwert.html   (930 words)

 Mike Campbell's Antique Typewriter Web Site
I have always had an interest in mechanical devices and developed an interest in old typewriters at an early age.
I am assembling a comprehensive listing of Antique Typewriter Resources including sources for repair and cleaning supplies as well as reproduction parts that are available.
Antique Typewriter Restoration Tips Links to restoration tips of others and my own tips and instructions for the restorers of antique typewriters.
www-personal.umich.edu /~msc/typewriter   (390 words)

 About Old Typewriter Fonts Page
Old Typewriter Fonts shall not be held responsible for any damage or loss of data which may occur by downloading files from this Web site.
Old Typewriter Fonts is not responsible for the privacy practices of any of the sites that we offer links to.
Typewriter Letter: Small typewriters font used to create the Menu Bar graphics.
oldtype.8m.com /about.htm   (759 words)

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