Monday, November 19, 2012
Sunday, November 18, 2012
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This is my writing desk... Every time I look at all of the different typewriter advertisements which contain all of the wacky designs of typewriters of the 1890s time period, it makes me want to keep on collecting... So many designs, all of which wanted to be the most successful. And in the middle of this; I have two of my favorite and oldest typewriters sitting on the same desk.
(All advertisements that are hung up on this wall are copies that I made myself of the originals that are in the binder full of typewriter ads that I got for my birthday.
Here's two typewriter advertisements from 1902 - On the Underwood Advertisement, you can see to the left of the picture of their typewriter, it says "You can see what you are doing!" While the Remington Advertisement is advertising their blindwriter, or upstrike in which you cannot see what you typed as you typed it. This is a classic example of how Remington was behind in technology compared to Underwood at this time. (These advertisements are mine)