Days of Typewriters Past

Before keyboards and computers

there were typewriters

transforming words into books

curious machines with odd looks

there were once

keyboard typewriters

single-element typewriters

Type Bar typewriters

Index typewriters

Teletype typewriters

and Electric typewriters

once valuable tools for writers

they’ve gone away

mere curiosities today

but once upon a time

you couldn’t write a poem

a news story or a book

without these machines

no matter how funny they look

Author: Dave Stancliff

Retired newspaper editor/publisher, veteran, freelance writer, blogger. Married 44 years. Independent thinker. A sense of humor. Defender of truth. Give my poems, essays and short stories a try. I look forward to meeting you.

3 thoughts on “Days of Typewriters Past”

    1. Back in 1983 when I was an editor of a small town weekly newspaper I had a 1910 Royal that I used to type captions for photos when I laid out the newspaper. We had a crude computer that couldn’t do crap.

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