Royal No. 10 typewriter
The Royal No. 10. 1926.Courtesy of The Typewriter Revolution
Royal No. 10 typewriter
Hermes Baby typewriter
Smith-Corona Silent-Super typewriter
Underwood Deluxe Quiet Tab typewriter
Olivetti Lettera 22 known as an "ultraportable" was used by people such a Leonard Cohen and Sylvia Plath.
Gossen Tippa Pilot typewriter
The Royal No. 10. 1926.
Courtesy of The Typewriter Revolution
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See How Typewriters Evolved Over the Years

Nov 19, 2015

The typewriter isn't exactly a modern technology: a patent for something that sounds an awful lot like one can be found as early as 1714. But it was in the early 19th century that real, recognizable models began to be produced, and by the 1870s the typewriter was widespread. For the next 100-plus years, it would dominate as a mechanical writing device. And now in the computer age, as Richard Polt explores in his new book The Typewriter Revolution, many people are coming back to the typewriter by choice.

Here are just a few of the models that made their mark in typewriter history.

The Typewriter Revolution bookcover Courtesy of The Typewriter Revolution 

The Typewriter Revolution is now available in stores and online.

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