This week I didn’t go out to take any photos so used the time inside to look at things in my house to photograph. My old Underwood typewriter was the subject this week.
I wish it still worked, I like the style of the old courier font. A computer will never have the style, the curves and the mechanics to replace the typewriter. I remember when I first started typing at secretarial college how hard it was to use one of these especially with our smaller fingers not used to doing much exercise. We had to do repetitive lessons practising with each key over and over until we could do it without looking.
Half way through our course we managed to get a new ultra modern golf ball electric typewriter. We all took turns using it for a day at a time, how fast it was! Oh the good old days. No fax machines, only an old Gestetner that was the only copier we had. The typing had to be perfect otherwise you needed to start again, then it had to be hooked up to the machine and ink somehow flowed through it and then onto the paper… gee it makes me feel old to reminisce about such antiquated equipment but it was in my lifetime. Now we have computers and the internet so much so we don’t actually have to print on paper any more.. how times change.
For more monochrome madness black and white photos please go to Leanne Cole’s website. It is worth the look!