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Have you ever seen or used one of these typewriters?

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I can't remember if I have used one!!
Not quite sure what that signifies......either that I am old enough to know this typewriter and have an ageing memory or I have not used one.

I have however used a later version of this one and remember the clackety clack of these noisy old machines.
Also when going for interviews, if you made a typing error that went against you! There was no back spacing to correct an error - start again, and then I remember we were so excited when the white stuff came out where you could obliterate a word and go back and type over it......those good ol' days!
by Finy
My Dad has an old typewriter, but I don't think it is quite that old !! I used to use it to type up essays and school assignments, because we didn't have anything else. Typed assignments always looked better presented in my opinion. That's another thing that I will inherit from him.
Lluxi, I'm sure there's a typewriter museum 'out there' somewhere you could donate your father's typewriter too,
by Miro
I haven't even thought of what to do with it whilst he is still alive, but ill keep that in mind.
by Lluxi
I certainly don't think I have ever seen a genuine Underwood and the only typewriter I vaguely remember having anything to do with was a small electric one but I can't remember whose it was or why I remember it. How odd.
by Rice
LOL not odd -seniors moment? yet again?
by Finy
Ah . . of course!
by Rice
No...I'm not that old!

I remember this one.
LOVED my ' Olivetti Lettrera 32'
so Jonaj, you are just a spring chicken compared to rice and myself?
by Finy
Theres no spring!
in this 62 yr old....Bahhh haaaa haaaaa
by jonaja
This is way before my time. I've seen old models but not this old.
No, & no!
I'm not THAT old!

In the mid-60's, I learnt 'Typing' at School on a 'Royal'. I used the same one for two years', so I was very 'used' to it come Exam time!

Used several different brands' Jan'69-Jan'73 in typing jobs'.

Personally, I next got an 'Electric' one, in mid-'70's, Brand 'Olivetti', I think.

Then 'Computer' arrived!

The rest, as is said, is history!
Yes, I've used this very same typewriter at school to learn tk type. We had to make a bib with tape on the corners which was used to tie at the back of the typewriter and the other was sewn in a loop which went over your head and around your neck so you couldn't see the keyboard. This was the way we were taught touch typing.
Yes I remember these typewriters. I didn't use an Underwood, but was taught to touch type on an Imperial typewriter which looked similar to the one in the photo, eventually through time progressed to an electric typewriter, and then, of course, to computers. Looking back I can't believe I got a certificate for 100 wpm touch typing on the old black Imperial I used at school. It was such heavy going hitting the keys - you really had to put in a bit of force to make the keys hit the platen. I worked in a bank typing up legal documents. No errors were countenanced - if you made a mistake out came the paper and you started again!
I had SEEN very old fashioned typewriters when I was little,but I have never used one like this!! I never did typing at school as I was more interested in Art subjects as well as English and Maths! Yes! an odd combination of interests,but I really loved my school years!

I have often seen these typewriters in old Hollywood and British Movies,and they would always fascinate me.....
I'm way too young to remember these types of typewriters. However I have seen them
by AJ
I had a few lessons on some old 1 between '60-'64, but I don't know the name of it. I can only remember my father using a small 1, something like the 1 in Jonaj's photo & a similar colour. I (And he passed away in '79) t's our spare room..... somewhere, so I can't give you a name of it!
by Miro
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