Typewriter: A Celebration of the Ultimate Writing Machine

Paul Robert and Peter Weil share a passionate love for the typewriter, and their homage to this frequently cherished writing instrument clearly illustrates that love. Filled with gorgeous photographs of typists and typewriters from the authors' personal collections, and with fascinating facts about the device's invention and how it rose to popularity, Typewriter: A Celebration of the Ultimate Writing Machine is a perfect gift for history aficionados, writers and vintage-loving hipsters alike.

It offers photographs and details of particular models like the Maskelyne, the Rem-Sho and the Sun Standard, as well as stories of female typists entering the workforce and biographical snippets about important typewriter innovators such as woodcarver Peter Mitterhofer of Austria and theologian James Bartlett Hammond of Boston. Robert and Weil trace a clear progression of more than 100 years of typewriter history.

The perfect way to reminisce about the pre-computer days, or marvel at how far and fast technology has adapted, Typewriter is a lovely way to while away an afternoon. --Jessica Howard, blogger at Quirky Bookworm

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