These were even before my time! Our first telephone was a fetching two-tone green affair. How over-awed we were!
Sadly, this was not before my time. I learned to type on one of these, and I have the arthritic wrists/fingers to prove it!
The Weekly Photo Challenge this week was ‘alphabet’. To see other responses, click on the link.
We had a phone just like your top picture! It was heavy
You could give yourself a nasty crack on the temple if you snatched it up, too! 🙂
I learned on the same machine! Oh, the memories….I’m so happy for my computer 😉
I remember how my poor hands used to feel at the end of every lesson.:)
Great responses to the challenge, Sandra!
Thank you Sue!
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I remember both of these, Sandra. However hard typing on a typewriter was, the skills served me well when I transitioned years later to a keyboard. 🙂 I read once that when secretaries switched from manual to electric typewriters, they gained weight. I can understand that the calories burned were a lot less!
I remember, after learning that you pressed the ‘p’ and the ‘q’ with your little fingers, thinking that I would never be a five-fingered typist. I still type at close to 70wpm though.
I type faster than my computer guy husband, Sandra, so those classes worked. 🙂
I remember that typewriter we had one or two in our class and those who arrived late had to use those instead of the newer ones that were just as monstrous.
Yes. And after that came the electric typewriters and the golf-balls. Fascinating!
i love these Sandra!
Thank you KZ. 🙂 Happy New Year!
you too. have a wonderful 2016 🙂
I’m not showing my age, but I too have used a similar typewriter and needless to say, jumped into computers as soon as they came out!
I transitioned through something called a Screentyper which was just a word processing machine. Didn’t do much other than type and edit but it was heaven to me and my poor wrists. 🙂
My grandparents had a phone similar to that one, and the typewriter was one of the first ones I started typing on. I gladly adapted to newer models as they came along because I can remember those keys crashing together. 🙂
Yes, I remember having to untangle them. And ribbon changing was always a very dirty affair…
Wonderful take on the challenge, and I too learned to type on a manual typewriter…..it was hell!!
Thanks, yes, I can sympathise!
I seem to remember my parents had a phone like that one in the house where I was born. You used to get it from the Bell Telephone Company in the U.S. and Dad was not one for seeking modernization as long as something worked. I learned to type in high school and the machines were newer than that. I just always seemed to get one that skipped. 😀 — Suzanne
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