typewriters,

Started by alfred, February 07, 2022, 02:25:43 PM

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alfred

Thinking back when typewriters were the fashion and then many offices had one , of course these machines varied in makes and prices reflected the quality of these machines,


in later years the world wide web was formed and with it came the printer which much like the type writer could easily perform many tasks when it came to what we now know as emails or even for writing stories or anything else ,


  Q;  so as time passes did you ever own a type writer and if so were you very  efficient when you were using it, of course some problems came with the ribbons  but if you bought a good quality machine. equally the ribbons were more  expensive which reflected that of the typewriter,

klondike

I had an old one when I was quite young. Just as a toy really. No idea where it came from or what happened to it. Only lasting memory of it was that it was very very heavy.

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Michael Rolls

never owned a typewriter - at work there were secretaries and typists, at home - handwriting
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Alex

I learned to type on an old Olympia typewriter, those were the days when you  needed carbon paper to make copies on the machine and Snowpake to correct mistakes.  That was a buggar if you had 2 or 3 pieces of carbon paper in the typewriter... :cool:

Scrumpy




I had an old one where you stick the ribbon on.. black/red.. I wasn't very good.. but I enjoyed using it.. I think it's in the loft..
I then had an electric one.. Sam was faster then me because he used one at work.. I was still very slow.. I don't have one now.. I am very fast with a pen..
Don't ask me.. I know nuffink..

klondike

Quote from: Scrumpy on February 07, 2022, 05:50:51 PM
I am very fast with a pen..
Me too. Trouble is nobody can read it. Not even me.  :worried:

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Michael Rolls

I type - well, word process - just about everything that I can. I have slight tremors in my hands which makes my handwriting look look a trail left by a demented spider that had a dip in an inkwell
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Scrumpy

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Jacqueline

Quote from: Alex on February 07, 2022, 05:26:11 PM
I learned to type on an old Olympia typewriter, those were the days when you  needed carbon paper to make copies on the machine and Snowpake to correct mistakes.  That was a buggar if you had 2 or 3 pieces of carbon paper in the typewriter... :cool:


I learned to touchtype on the old bone shaker type Imperials.  We had a board over the keyboard and looked at a chart on the wall, our teacher would shout out the letters to type. 


I worked in a Dickensian mail order business in the early 1980's,  we had these old typewriters even then, those were the days.  My next job I had an electric one!!!!

klondike

Quote from: Michael Rolls on February 07, 2022, 06:21:47 PM
I type - well, word process - just about everything that I can. I have slight tremors in my hands which makes my handwriting look look a trail left by a demented spider that had a dip in an inkwell
The amusing ones are the glass screen handhelds they ask you to sign. I had a courtesy car when mine was serviced and had to sign in and out. I did an X going out but as I had to wait while the car was washed when I picked it up I let them have a full *

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GrannyMac

I learnt to touch type like Jacq.  It was useful in several jobs, plus it gave me confidence using VDUs when they were introduced in the 80s.  I never owned a typewriter, but we've had PCs at home for years.
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TREBOR

I learned to touch type as well in my youth and had an old sit up and beg typewriter. It weighed a ton. I gave it away when I got my first computer which was an Amstrad PCW word processor. Remember those with the green screen? They were good little machines.

Michael Rolls

my first compute - Sinclair X something or other - used the TV as a monitor. Things have changed a tad!
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klondike

The radical change will be when they connect wireless directly into your nervous system. The frightening thing is that it will happen.

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