Clickety Clack!

by Sally J.

in Free Articles / Blog

I have a weakness for obsolete technology in general, and typewriters in particular.

This is a marvelous video about a small Chicago business with plenty of clickety clack. He even sells typewriter ribbon!

And here’s footage of lots of antique typewriters from a shop in Portland, OR:

Got a typewriter story or memory you’d like to share? Use the comments section!

Amanda Thomsen December 9, 2008 at 5:57 pm

I recently found a cool one and, uh… modified it…

Steve November 18, 2008 at 4:23 am

Oh I have a blue one just like that, but mine has the deluxe wood grain.

Sally J. October 29, 2008 at 1:37 am

Frank, I have a similar audio memory…but mine is based on the TV show Lou Grant.

P.S. You’re right, that Alice Cooper hologram was definitely at a Dali show. Cool!

Frank DeFreitas October 27, 2008 at 9:14 pm

Thanks for the vid. I love “hole in the wall” repair shops. Especially those that have lasted for decades (and are still going strong, regardless of external change!).

Also, I remember when computer workstations replaced the electric typewriters in our local newsroom . . . and how silent everything had become. The click clack of typewriters added an excitement that has never been replaced — at home, work or elsewhere.

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