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  • It's not National Typewriter Day

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jhunt2@usfca.edu Aug 28, 2012 6:15 pm

I noticed this summer that Remington new manual typewriters are now available for purchase on SkyMall for $119.

The copy:

The Classic Manual Typewriter.

This is the classic manual typewriter reminiscent of those used by Ernest Hemingway, Tennessee Williams, and Jack Kerouac to create their classic literary works. Though supplanted by electronic word processors decades ago, the mechanical typewriter still has its devotees (authors Larry McMurtry and David McCullough among them), many who claim the click-clacking of its keys inspires creative thinking.

This typewriter also proves invaluable for addressing envelopes, creating labels, or filling out forms--simple tasks that can be confounding with a computer printer. A newly manufactured machine--not refurbished--it provides the essential functions needed to type the great American novel (or just a heart-felt letter), including seven tab stops, adjustable line spacing, and a backspace key.

The 44 keys make 88 symbols in 10-characters-per-inch Pica 87 font. Lightweight plastic housing with hardshell carrying case. Black/red spool ribbon.

3-1/2"H x 11-3/4" W x 12-3/4" D. (9 lbs.)

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