Type

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Introduction1

The Henry Ford (YouTube Channel)
The Henry Ford (Official Website)

Dictionary

type : a rectangular block usually of metal bearing a relief character from which an inked print can be made — Webster   See also OneLook

typewriter : a machine for writing in characters similar to those produced by printer’s type by means of keyboard-operated types striking a ribbon to transfer ink or carbon impressions onto the paper — Webster   See also OneLook

Thesaurus

Roget’s II (Thesaurus.com), Merriam-Webster Thesaurus, Visuwords

Encyclopedia

Typewriter is a mechanical or electromechanical device with keys that, when pressed, cause characters to be printed on a medium, usually paper. Typically one character is printed per keypress, and the machine prints the characters by making ink impressions of type elements similar to the sorts used in movable type letterpress printing. From their invention in 1868 through much of the 20th century, typewriters were indispensable tools for recording the written word. Widely used by professional writers and in offices for decades, by the end of the 1980s, word processors and personal computers largely displaced typewriters in the settings where they previously had been ubiquitous in the western world. — Wikipedia

Typewriter (Encyclopædia Britannica)

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Preservation

History

Carbons to Computers: Typewriters (Smithsonian Institution)
A Brief History of Typewriters (Richard Polt, The Classic Typewriter Page)

Museum

The Virtual Typewriter Museum

Library

652.3 Typewriting, Materials, Typewriters, Keyboarding (Library Thing)
Library of Congress Subject Heading: Typewriter (Library Thing)

Library of Congress # Z49 Typewriters, Keyboards, Keyboarding (UPenn Online Books)

WorldCat, Library of Congress, UPenn Online Books, Open Library

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Participation

Education

wikiHow (YouTube Channel)
wikiHow (Official Website)

Typing Club
Nitro Type

MERLOT: Multimedia Educational Resource for Learning and Online Teaching
OER Commons: Open Educational Resources

Community

Organization

Early Typewriter Collectors Association

News

ETCetera Magazine (Early Typewriter Collectors’ Association)

Typewriter (NPR Archives)

Government

Document

Typewriter (USA.gov)

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Expression

Humor

Typewriters (Tim Hunkin, The Rudiments of Wisdom Encyclopedia)

Arts

Poem

Though electric and meriting hype,
My old typewriter’s now overripe.
Sure, it printed text neatly
And fixed typos completely,
But computers are much more my type. —
Rachel N. Ruchiccio, electric typewriter, OEDILF

OEDILF: The Omnificent English Dictionary In Limerick Form

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Related

Here are links to pages about closely related subjects.

Media

Function Communications Computation Storage Creation Simulation
Analog Mail Device Paper Type, Print Automaton
Electronic Network Calculator Tape Record Elektro
Digital Internet Computer
Hardware Modem Microprocessor Memory Peripheral Robot, XR
Software Service (Web) Program (OS, SS) Database Application AI, VW

Format Multimedia (Video, Animation) Image (Object) Scent, Flavor, Audio (Text) Haptic, “Other

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Notes

1.   The resources on this page are are organized by a classification scheme developed exclusively for Cosma.