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The typewriters are arranged alphbetically by brand. The basic front stroke typebar typewriter with the QWERTY keyboard was in place by the 1890s.(See A Brief History of Typewriters.) A typebar is the slender bar with the letter on the end.Attorneys and law clerks usually dictated the documents using either a hand-held or desktop recorder which the secretaries would then listen to and type out.You wanted to avoid the need for revisions if the secretary used a typewriter! The word processing program, Perfect Writer, came with the computer.Some other manufacturers began to use similar elements.Finally, typewriters began to use daisy wheel elements which were a flat wheel with the letters radiating out from the center like the petals on a flower.The last time I used a typewriter to actually do something other than test an old machine was probably 20 years ago and then probably just to address an envelope.Looking at garage sales, my guess is many, if not most, households no longer own a typewriter.
Despite their long history and use today, as well as being really cool machines, typewriters are largely obsolete today.I took a typing class in summer school after ninth grade. Rather, I would write them out in long hand and sometimes do a second or third draft. When I was a law clerk and young lawyer, the shift was being made from typewriters to computers. One IBM Selectric typewriter had a "mag card" machine which stored the keystrokes in memory and could be used to reprint or revise a document, but without any screen.I remember as a law clerk in Eugene, Oregon, the office had one new expensive dedicated word processing computer. Secretaries did all of the typing, whether on a typewriter or word processor.I remember my sister typing a paper for me that needed to be 5 pages.It was too short and she had to type the whole thing over using wider margins, as I recall starting at midnight. It was the early 1970s and most people who needed to type fast for a living were secretaries and most secretaries were women. See for the repsonses of other people to the question, "Did you ever use a manual typewriter? These machines are dead: a love story.", The Classic Typewriter Page Presents Typewriter Tributes, @mizzou - "What's High Tech? I never drafted documents directly on a typewriter.
The museum contains at least one typewriter from each decade since the 1880s. Martin were on the History Channel television show Modern Marvels episode called "Retro Tech" which originally aired on December 19, 2008.