Typewriter: A Celebration of the Ultimate Writing Machine

Typewriter: A Celebration of the Ultimate Writing Machine

by Paul Robert, Peter Weil


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780594693819
Publisher: Sterling
Publication date: 10/25/2016
Pages: 224
Sales rank: 92,150
Product dimensions: 9.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Paul Robert is a journalist and photographer. He bought his first manual typewriter in the early 1990s after happily discarding them from his work environment. The first machine led to a second and became the beginning of a collection and a new field of research. The result was the Virtual Typewriter Museum (typewritermuseum.org), a newsletter, a biography of typewriter inventor George Blickensderfer, and two other books aimed at other typewriter collectors. Paul lives in the Netherlands.
Peter Weil is a retired associate professor emeritus of anthropology at the University of Delaware, a contributing editor to the typewriter journal ETCetera for ten years through his quarterly typewriter “Ephemera” column, for which he won the QWERTY writing award in 2013, and an avid typewriter and ephemera collector for 20 years. During this period, he studied the history of the typewriter and its cultural and social impact. As part of this research, he has created one of the largest existing archives of photographic, written, and printed materials concerning the production and use of the typewriter in the century between the 1870s and the 1970s. Peter lives in DE.

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