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:…

Wide Carriages

It’s a morning of musings, it seems. One search led to another, which in turn led to wandering around as one does on the Internet (so productive!), which led me to this great ad from 1913: Monarch Typewriter ad featuring wide carriage options. (1913 U. of Maine Prism Magazine Yearbook) No, this isn’t a holiday…