Typewriter story in the L.A. Times…a RISD Typewriter (#11) and Ermanno collide.
I’m in Pebble Beach tonight, so I didn’t see the LA Times today. Luckily, my therapist Lynne did — and sent me this story:
Found this online tonite–The RISD Museum is listed on #11!
97 years of typewriters
For many decades, the typewriter was an indispensable tool for writers. It was faster than a pen and paper, more decisive than a pencil, more decipherable than a hasty scrawl. And, apart from its utility, it was a remarkable looking object, sometimes awkward, sometimes beautiful. Here’s a look at typewriters over the years.
I’ve coveted a red typewriter in the Museum at Rhode Island School of Design – and here it is in the Los Angeles Times!
And I see Ermanno, my mechanic, got a full-screen picture as well. So my two worlds of RISD and Star Office Machines collided today. Thank you, Lynne , for making sure I saw the article. I’ve been in Pebble Beach looking at hard metal machines of another ilk — vintage cars. As magnificent as these vehicles are, I must confess If I could have spent 5 days poring over typewriters, I would have been even happier! Just as car lovers spend countless hours comparing their favorites – I could do the same with office equipment. Is that bad to admit?