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North Country Public Radio

A day to celebrate the humble typewriter
North Country Public Radio
On June 23, 1868, American inventor Christopher Sholes was granted a patent for his typewriter, the first to be commercially marketed. It looked a bit like a toy piano, and could only type uppercase letters. It was one of the first devices to ...


In with the old: Typewriters fight back vs. digital age | WBIR.com
Younger generations that never knew the typewriter, along with nostalgic generations that did, are discovering a charm in the slower and more manual process.

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South Florida Reporter

Using One Row Of Letters, 'Typewriter' Is The Longest Word You Can Type (Video)
South Florida Reporter
In 1714 we have patents in Britain from a Mr. Henry Mill that seems to be a typewriter from the design and was explicitly described as being intended for that purpose. It appears that at some point the device was actually made, though it never went ...

U.S. News & World Report

Vintage Typewriters Gain Fans Amid 'Digital Burnout'
U.S. News & World Report
In this April 23, 2017 photo, vintage typewriters are on display at a "type-in" in Albuquerque, N.M. "Type-ins" are social gatherings in public places where typewriter fans test different vintage machines. The vintage typewriter is making a comeback ...
Old-school typewriters attract new generation of fansABC News

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Bleeding at my typewriter: Sleeping with Hitler
Roodepoort Record
During the heydays of Apartheid, I was a little boy. By the late 80s I was a typical carefree, rebellious teenager. By 1994, I was a young adult and hopefully embraced the Rainbow Nation like most South Africans. I was lucky enough to have made this ...

Tampabay.com (blog)

5 things to do under $5: Typewriter Day, Tampa's Fourth Friday, Japanese festival
Tampabay.com (blog)
1 World Typewriter Day Type-In: Because no laptop can match the satisfaction of the plunk of a typewriter key and the ping of a return, the Paper Seahorse store celebrates World Typewriter Day on Friday with an array of machines to peck on. They have ...

The Daily Gazette

Typewriter, typography festival returns to Greenville
The Daily Gazette
It features documentaries and short films about the art of typography, typewriter vendors, typewriter poet performances and a performance by the Boston Typewriter Orchestra. This is the second year of the festival, although last year it was only one day.

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