Remington 9: Slightly Noisier Noiseless 8, Still Pretty Great

My last Noiseless 8 post  got a lot wrong. Unbeknownst to me the machine I featured and used for that typecast was in fact a Remington 9. I will either delete or heavily re-work that Noiseless 8 post; in the meantime I thought I’d take this opportunity to write about the Remington 9, a somewhat…

1932 Remington Noiseless 8 – Pre-War Ultimate Typing Machine

I have a history with the Remington Noiseless 8, dating back to when I first contemplated buying a manual typewriter on which to teach myself proper typing technique. I now own three of these fine writing machines and consider them worthy contenders for the title of Ultimate Typing Machine (pre-War division). It’s time I reviewed…

Typewriter Goof (Possibly Gag) in “Saving Private Ryan”

Wouldn’t you think that props in a modern movie about WWII would be historically accurate? Especially when that movie is the five Oscar-winning “Saving Private Ryan,” the props in question are typewriters, and the movie stars a prominent typewriter collector such as Mr. Tom Hanks? I hadn’t watched “Saving Private Ryan” in a few years,…

Laser Typewriter

What’s in a name? If that name happens to be “Laser Typewriter,” I can tell that whatever it is, I will at least click on the link. ; ) At first I thought this was some sort of direct keyboard interface for turning laser printers into electric typewriters. It’s not. This is a Laser Typewriter:…

No More Typewriters

Before getting into typewriters, I used to dabble in vintage computing and computer history. I stumbled across this old memo from Apple Computer last night, thanks to The Internet Archive’s Wayback Machine. It’s written by Mike Scott, Apple’s first CEO, and is possibly the first example of Apple’s mandatory Kool-Aid drinking policy which became a…