If you think about it, typing on a computer is remarkable. The device is extraordinary.
Just tap the keys and watch letters instantly appear on the screen right in fromt of you.
Recently, I was browsing through an antique shop on a lazy Sunday afternoon.
In one of the back rooms, I came across this old Corona typewriter.
My ever-ready camera started doing what it does best. It captured the moment.
I learned how to type in high school. I had very little interest in learning how to type. I was going to be a professional dancer. I didn’t need to know how to type. But, I needed some credits. I thought it would be an easy class.
We used a newer version than this one pictured above. It wasn’t an electric typewriter. The electric typewriter came out much later. My first experience with an electric typewriter was during my first office job.
There wasn’t a date on the typewriter. The antique dealer thought it might have been made between 1918 – 1923. He said there were several similar models made during this time period when LC Smith and Corona were merging.
The condition wasn’t very good. There wasn’t an ink ribbon for it. But, I imagine anything can be found on the internet; especially, for those who love to restore collectables.
Gazing at the typewriter, I began to reflect on how far things have come. We went from a machine that was primarily used for the business world to a computer that’s a part of everyones daily lives.
I wonder how many children would know what this typewriter is.
Do you think they’d call it an old computer?