The Friday File: The Chicago Model #1 Typewriter

Chicago Typewriter 2

– photo courtesy of pinterest.com

(this is a repost from a few years ago; I thought it was a bit of ‘cheek’ for a Friday)!

Reminders………………Ah yes, those little words and phrases to keep us on track, to put us back on track, and sometimes to help us realize where we came from.  Oh, and how far we’ve come!  Take a look at this little beauty.  “The Chicago Model 1” in the above photo was manufactured by the The Chicago Writing Machine Company from 1889-1917.

Chicago Writing Machine Company– photo courtesy of pinterest.com

For a whopping 35 bucks you could clickety-clack, tap, tap, tap to your heart’s content on this clever console.

So the next time your IPad, laptop, smartphone, PC, Applewatch, or any other contraption with letters and numbers gives you grief, here’s a reminder:

Typewriter Ribbon– photo courtesy of flikr.com

You never, EVER have to change the ribbon! Ta da!

  8 comments for “The Friday File: The Chicago Model #1 Typewriter

  1. April 13, 2018 at 8:48 am

    Hi! Great post. Did you know that the tommy gun was once known as the “Chicago typewriter”? It’s just one of those little trivia things that I remember from growing up in Chicago. 🙂

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    • April 13, 2018 at 8:50 am

      HI Susan! You know, I think I had heard that, but I’m glad you reminded me! Ah, lucky girl to have grown up in this amazing city! Thanks so much for your comments, my dear! Cher xo

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    • April 13, 2018 at 11:58 am

      Merci, merci my dear! Cher xo

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  2. April 14, 2018 at 9:04 pm

    Wow! Memories of grade 9 typing class, but we had them thar lectric ones! The ribbons were a nightmare, black everywhere! Remember carbon paper & Britannica & the Telex machines! Those were simpler times , my dear!
    Cheers!

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    • April 15, 2018 at 9:05 am

      Hi dearie! Yes, technology sure has come a long way! Sometimes I don’t know if it is better to have ‘more’ technology, though. I know that a lot of people now have the ‘old fashioned ring’ of a telephone on their smartphones! Hahaha Cheers to you, my dear! Thank you for your comments! Cher xo

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