A fascinating and scholarly look at the machines that revolutionized office communication from the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Nearly 700 color photographs display mechanical typewriters produced by Adler? American? Corona? Grundka? Hall? Monarch? Remington? Royal? Smith Corona? and many others. An overview of the historical development of the typewriter includes patents and brief histories of the manufacturers. Additionally, a detailed bibliography, index, and current market values in the captions are also provided. Set designers, historians, and typewriter collectors will learn how technical developments changed the designs through the decades.
Thomas A. Russo has been collecting mechanical typewriters for many years. This is his third book, a natural extension of his 45-year career in the business equipment and systems industry.

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