Metal, Ink, and Monospacing - March 16, 2017

Weekly curated news and items of interest for typewriter enthusiasts.
Metal, Ink, and Monospacing
Some interesting articles this week on typewriters and the military along with a Collectors Weekly interview with Richard Polt.

Tens of thousands of people found employment in Washington, D.C. during World War II in newly-created defense jobs. According to WETA public television, “between 1940 and 1945, the number of…

In this interview, Richard Polt talks about collecting typewriters, from the early experimental machines of the 1890s to more modern postwar...

Great photos of Navy Radiomen copying CW (Morse Code) manually.

This is the typewriter equivalent of a Humvee. Or, since it's Swiss, it's more likely the word processing version of a vintage army bike trailer. These $149 Hermes Model 3000-Media manual typewriters saw service with the Swiss Army, ensuring that a never-ending deluge of administrative orders were handled with, uhh, military precision. Each of these 100% electricity-free beasts weighs about...

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