Wednesday, July 18, 2012

The modern business machine








The Studio 44 briefly resides in the Imperial Good Companion's spot of honor.

8 comments:

  1. I've seen typewriters standing by in banks and in libraries (for making labels for book spines). My secretary has a Selectric that she uses for the occasional form and envelope. She loves it but it's not an everyday tool.

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  2. When I contract my services out, I see Selectrics in business offices more often than you'd expect. One magazine publisher I visit every so often has a selectric on it's own dedicated desk at each end of the hall where the publishing offices are.

    I don't know a single law office I've visited that *does not* have a selectric somewhere in the office.

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  3. They are still needed and used to fill in forms mostly & to make file labels. We have one at work and I usually have one of my old manuals in my office.

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  4. We still use our office daisy-wheel typewriter to fill out carbonless forms, like for shipping labels. It's still the best tool for the job, though the staffer that uses it had to dig it out of storage. She'd prefer a Selectric, but the price of finding a "free" machine was right.

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  5. The resistance of a Studio 44 felt odd to me the first time. But after a couple of uses, my fingers were looking for that feel; it became the standard for me. Nice photo by the way.

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  6. Yeah, anyplace with forms that has yet to get a PDF copy, would be a place to use typewriters.

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  7. Thanks to everyone for the insight. I really had not given enough thought to envelopes and labels, but these are most definitely excellent uses for typewriters, along with all of the others we put them through, of course. I will now be on the lookout for typewriters anytime I am in an office building, which never happens...but even still.

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  8. We use typewriters to create labels and to write fill in the blank documents at my job

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