Hop into Marty McFly’s DeLorean or Mr. Peabody’s Wayback Machine because we’re going back in time for this eye-catching gadget. Unlike the Keyboard Waffle Iron or the Typewriter Laptop, the Classic Manual Typewriter is an actual honest-to-goodness functioning typewriter.
The granddaddy of the computer keyboard comes with all the essentials you’d expect to find in this new-but-retro office tool –
- margin stops
- eight tab stops
- adjustable line spacing
- space bar repeater
- 8 1/2″ typing-width carriage
- keyboard has 49 keys that make 86 symbols in 10-characters-per-inch Pica 87 font
- lightweight plastic housing with a hard plastic carrying case
- black/red spool ribbon
- 5 1/2″H x 16 1/4″ W x 13 1/2″ D. (12 lbs.)
Not a mod or a replica, this typewriter is the real deal from the ever-dwindling reserve of new manuals still being manufactured. Skip the high-tech printer for the simplistic ease of a classic when it comes to addressing envelopes, creating labels, or filling out forms, but those born in the digital age don’t need to bother looking for the ‘Esc’ or ‘Delete’ keys.
Remember a time when the sharp click-clack of keys was the sign of true productivity with the Classic Manual Typewriter for $159.95 from Hammacher Schlemmer.
Wow, a Blast from the past! My(and also co,puterised typewriters) grandmother, mother and I used to use these before we got a computer in 1984! Gran never got used to computers and missed her old typewriter!
I also like the look of the vintage & antique typewriters 🙂