A subreddit for typewriters. An appreciation for that primal hammer-against-paper feeling when you sling words onto a page.
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At first glance, typewriters can seem confusing and frustrating. However, using a typewriter is easy once you know how. To operate the typewriter, you''''''''''''''''ll need to feed the paper into the machine and push the carriage back in place as you type. You should also clean your typewriter regularly to keep it in working condition. Work on maintaining your typewriter by storing it correctly and protecting it from damage.
A typewriter is a mechanical or electromechanical machine for writing characters similar to those produced by printer''''''''s movable type. A typewriter operates by means of keys that strike a ribbon to transmit ink or carbon impressions onto paper. Typically, a single character is printed on each key press. The machine prints characters by making ink impressions of type elements similar to the sorts used in movable type letterpress printing. At the end of the nineteenth century, the term typewriter was also applied to a person who used a typing machine. 
The first commercial typewriters were introduced in 1874,  but did not become common in offices until after the mid-1880s.  The typewriter quickly became an indispensable tool for practically all writing other than personal handwritten correspondence. It was widely used by professional writers, in offices, and for business correspondence in private homes.
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