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Saturday, January 26

Photo Hunt - Old-Fashioned

Theme: Old-Fashioned
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Back in the day, we typed the old-fashioned way - on a manual typewriter... with paper.
This trusty ol' Remington portable has been sitting in its case, in my garage for decades - about 35 yrs. The keys were covered in white mold, but as you can see, amazingly it still works - even the ribbon still has ink in it!

With its sticky keys, messy ribbon, bell to let you know you reached the end of a line, and manual carriage return, it's a far cry from the keyboards we now use, but we got the job done. There's still a lot to be said for old-fashioned technology.

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18 Comments:

At 1/26/2008 12:57 PM, Blogger Ter said...

great pics!

When I was about to go into high school, I knew one of my classes would be typing on typewriters, so my grandma let me borrow hers to practice typing but it was a very old fashioned one and my fingers kept falling between the keys. ouch!

 
At 1/26/2008 1:09 PM, Blogger Utah Mommy said...

This is considered as old fashion for we have now high technology, the computer. Great shot. Happy weekend!

 
At 1/26/2008 1:14 PM, Anonymous joan said...

we have one at home when i was still a kid, and i tried using it for typing practice. it's really a pain especially if you will commit mistakes. nice one!! :)

have a great weekend!

 
At 1/26/2008 1:24 PM, Anonymous Dianne said...

Typing on a manual was not my forte. I actually got a new electric typewriter in the late 80s as we didn't get a computer until '93. I type great now! : ) Good choice.

 
At 1/26/2008 1:30 PM, Blogger Karen said...

That certainly brings back memories of high school typing class. The clackclackclack of keys was nearly deafening, lol.

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At 1/26/2008 1:51 PM, Blogger TiOheM said...

We still use some electric typewriters at the office but no more manual. Nice take on the theme. Have a great weekend.

 
At 1/26/2008 1:56 PM, Blogger Mark said...

It's amazing how much got done on these things, can't imagine having to use one today

 
At 1/26/2008 2:03 PM, OpenID boffthewall said...

That's a good one! Definitely old fashioned...ha! So thankful for computers. Happy weekend!

 
At 1/26/2008 2:31 PM, Blogger Hootin' Anni said...

Now THIS is most definitely old fashioned. I don't think I'd ever be able to press one of the keys down anymore, I'm so spoiled by the light touch of the computer's keyboard!

Thanks for the visit!!! Happy weekend.

 
At 1/26/2008 3:25 PM, Anonymous recel said...

that's an old-fashioned thing indeed! my granpa has one like that still for now! hehe.... great job!!! come by mine if u got a chance! :)

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At 1/26/2008 4:16 PM, Blogger Sarge Charlie said...

I must be old fashioned, I have used one of those. I am posting late today since I just got of the Carnival Freedom and their first annual Bloggers Cruise, 700 bloggers on board, it was fun, next one from New Orleans in February 09.

 
At 1/26/2008 6:41 PM, Anonymous Dawn said...

I learned to type using this old fashioned typewriter and I have to say they are the best way to learn typing. Thanks for the memories!

 
At 1/26/2008 8:24 PM, Blogger KKT said...

i have always loved typewriters. i remember one year i got one for christmas and my parents had to forbid me to use it at night because they're hear me click-clacking away on it late into the night while everyone was trying to sleep :)

 
At 1/26/2008 8:26 PM, Blogger Lew said...

Great photo! I'm surprised it still works. The other comments reminded me that I learned to "type" first on an IBM card punch in grad school - remember the old key punch room at the Labs?

 
At 1/26/2008 8:44 PM, Blogger Natalie said...

I haven't seen a typewriter in years!

Come visit my Old Fashioned photos if you get a chance. :)

 
At 1/26/2008 9:57 PM, Anonymous -Paul said...

Nice pic... yes very old fashioned

 
At 1/27/2008 1:03 PM, Blogger Heather said...

Oh, yes, memories of typing class waaay back in junior high. Wow! It's hard to believe how far technology has come -- and so quickly. Love this!

Thanks for stopping by. I hope you're having a great weekend. ;o)

 
At 1/29/2008 12:55 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

so i think it's awsome that you and poppaw decided to do the 365 thing even tho someone said that they weren't going to do it this year

 

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