Old Hi-Tech

As you peer upon this photo of an old typewriter, I am writing this blog with voice dictation only. I am touching no keys. No, it’s not perfect as I had to go back and correct a few words, but it sure beats typing. All this just goes to show you that technology continues to move forward. But I recall a day during my middle school years, when I first typed on an old manual typewriter. It was clunky and slow, but little did I know how it would affect my future.  It was probably my most valuable class during those years.

This 1955 Smith Corona office typewriter was high tech for its day and many secretaries spent hours sitting in front of its keys. Today most people would compare this to a rotary dial telephone.  Now, it’s more of a novelty item than a real tool. But it fits perfectly in this old office on exhibition at the 1940 Air Terminal Museum in Houston.
 

This 1955 Smith Corona office typewriter was high tech for its day and many secretaries spent hours sitting in front of its keys. Today most people would compare this to a rotary dial telephone.  It's more of a novelty item than a real tool. But it fits perfectly in this old office on exhibition at the 1940 Air Terminal Museum in Houston. Photo by Tim Stanley Photography.

 

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2 thoughts on “Old Hi-Tech

  1. Aww, brings back such memories – typing class in high school and yes, then sitting in front of one for hours as a secretary. The worst thing about a typewriter was no automatic corrections but there was always the “good ole” messy white out that just screamed, “You made a mistake, You made a mistake!” Na, Na, Na, Na. Na! Thank goodness for the technology of today!

  2. Absolutely incredible, Tim, I truly love this one! These old artifacts have many stories within them, and with this great old typewriter you’ve done a wonderful job of pulling that out!

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