Vintage IBM electric typewriters from the ’60s, like the Executive and the Selectric, were marketed to help executives – and secretaries – manage an increasing business workload at a time when more and more white collar jobs were being created.
Here’s a little guide from the thirties to teach people how to make art using their vintage manual typewriters – pretty much old-fashioned ascii art and old-school smileys!
These old-fashioned Dymo labelmakers were easy to use and affordable – which meant that these colorful plastic sticky labels used to be seen almost everywhere and on everything.
What was the Canon Cat? They called it a Work Processor. It could help write and edit, communicate and calculate. It would even dial a phone.
In the ’50s, they wanted to know what secretary wouldn’t prefer a job that included one of these vintage IBM electric typewriters? Compared to manuals, they were so easy to use.
A new Royal Portable can raise her marks up to 38%. It happens every day! Many so-called “slow students” learn to type and then show up on the honor roll.
Once part of everyday life, now only people of a certain age will remember this stuff. Here are 25 things most people under 25 have never seen in real life!
Royal’s portable all-electric vintage family typewriter was said to be perfect to write PTA minutes, term papers, recipe files, office reports, letters to the Mayor, college applications and more.
Handwriting has gone out of style because it gave way to something infinitely better. It was the old story. Hand work could not compete with machine work — the pen could not compete with the typewriter.
The easy-to-use AMSTRAD Word Processor: One box holds the complete system – everything shown plus word processing software and simple instructions.
Though it may look like some sort of mechanized ouija board or odd teletype machine, the item shown below was, in fact, a very early
1957: Surprise the family … with the most useful gift of all — Smith-Corona, the world’s finest and fastest portable. 1965: Think ahead Only Smith-Corona makes an electric portable today. 1965:
Take a look at these antique cigarette cards — collectible free trading cards that were included in packages of cigarettes — featuring images of famous
The wisdom of giving a Royal portable for graduation. You’ve probably heard that a portable typewriter can help students make the most of their learning