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The Cooper “Hand Printing” Machine, ca.1856, is an ancestor of the index typewriter.

The Cooper “Hand Printing” Machine, ca.1856, is an ancestor of the index typewriter.

Before 1880 if you applied for a patent you also had to submit a working “patent model.”  This is the patent model for the Arnold Index Typewriter, ca.1876.  It looks like the anti-typewriter!

Before 1880 if you applied for a patent you also had to submit a working “patent model.”  This is the patent model for the Arnold Index Typewriter, ca.1876.  It looks like the anti-typewriter!

A rare British-made Maskelyne typewriter, ca.1893, with its top plate removed.  Spotted at the Milwaukee Public Museum.

A rare British-made Maskelyne typewriter, ca.1893, with its top plate removed.  Spotted at the Milwaukee Public Museum.

The Jones Mechanical Typographer, ca,1852, was a predecessor to the typewriter.

The Jones Mechanical Typographer, ca,1852, was a predecessor to the typewriter.

The beautifully designed Crary Typewriter, ca.1894.

The beautifully designed Crary Typewriter, ca.1894.

I was at the International Typewriter Collectors Convention last week and there she was: The Nickerson Typewriter.  My inner geek exploded!

I was at the International Typewriter Collectors Convention last week and there she was: The Nickerson Typewriter.  My inner geek exploded!

Royal Futura typewriter, ca.1958.  Sick, right!?  See it here…

Royal Futura typewriter, ca.1958.  Sick, right!?  See it here…

Gossip columnist Ted Casablanca working an Olympia SM3 typewriter and on his tan.

Gossip columnist Ted Casablanca working an Olympia SM3 typewriter and on his tan.

Mellow yellow Royal Safari typewriter available here…

Mellow yellow Royal Safari typewriter available here…

Happy Batman Day from Batman, Robin and this giant typewriter!

Happy Batman Day from Batman, Robin and this giant typewriter!

Super cute & super sexy actress Romy Schneider with just an Olivetti Studio 45 typewriter, glasses and a towel in “Les Choses de la Vie,” 1970.

Super cute & super sexy actress Romy Schneider with just an Olivetti Studio 45 typewriter, glasses and a towel in “Les Choses de la Vie,” 1970.

"Brides Maids" director Paul Feig with a Hermes Rocket typewriter.

"Brides Maids" director Paul Feig with a Hermes Rocket typewriter.

"Death of the Typewriter" by South African conceptual artist Willem Boshoff, 1978. 

"Death of the Typewriter" by South African conceptual artist Willem Boshoff, 1978. 

design-is-fine:

Dowd & Hart, Royal De Luxe portable typewriter, 1935-39. Royal Typewriter Company, Hartford, Connecticut.

1 Stainless steel, special model 2 Patent Drawings: Initial casing designs influenced by Art Déco, 1934. 3 Royal De Luxe with tabulating system, 1935. More: antikey.chop

This is a fun little video for all us typewriter geeks!