Wednesday, October 26, 2011


We have three aging mechanical typewriters in the office - an Adler universal 390, a Triumph matura 490 and a Swedish Facit. All three are amazingly still operational and occasionally still in use.

The solicitor in the office next door to us still uses a typewriter for all his work!

What amazed me even more is that you can still buy typewriter ribbons! I guess there is still a demand for this amazing machine in countries that sorely lack both computers and electricity ... and, of course, they must be far easier and cheaper to repair.

I was amused to find today the USBTypewriter - "a new and groundbreaking innovation in the field of obsolescence. Lovers of the look, feel, and quality of old fashioned manual typewriters can now use them as keyboards for any USB-capable computer".

Convert your mechanical typewriter into a USB device that will type to your computer screen!

Of course, you need to have both devices ... and a printer!

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