Tuesday 7 June 2022

Typewriters (3) : Silver-Reed Silverette

A popular typewriter in the collection, very compact and desirable in black. This typewriter dates from the late 1970s. It looks like a typewriter that has worked hard over the years, all the keys are somewhat yellowed apart from one which indicates it has had some maintenance and repair over the years. It types pretty well, as this video i recorded a few months ago shows.

Continuing the musing on why i like typewriters so much, there is a physical presence about them and their output, a tactile feedback you get from using one which is hard to get from a computer, except maybe my Mac mini with it's incredibly loud keyboard (though a typewriter is louder natch).