An Ode To Typewriters

Rumors that the last typewriter factory in the world shut its doors made the rounds on the web today. In loving tribute to 140 years of clickity clacking history, here is a timeline of some of the greats.

  • 1870s Sholes & Glidden

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  • 1880s Caligraph

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  • 1890s The Chicago

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  • 1900s Oliver

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  • 1910s Erika

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  • 1920s Corona Folding

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  • 1930s Seidel & Naumann Modell S

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  • 1940s Royal Glasskey

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  • 1950s Turquoise Royal

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  • 1960s Cursive Olympia

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  • 1970s Olivetti Typewriter Lettera 10

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  • 1980s Smith Corona Coronet Automatic 12

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  • 1990s Canon Typestar 110

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  • 2000s Valentine (concept design)

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  • The Future? The Typescreen

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