About Antique Typewriters
The sturdy, mechanical click-clack of the keys and endearing old-time appearance of an antique typewriter transports the beholder through bygone eras of analog technology and archaic correspondence. Machines in good condition are still usable for crafting documents and letters today, and are fascinating for the different ways in which they work. Vintage typewriters vary in shape, size, space between keys, and available characters and functions, including different methods of key-strike. The earliest models were typically up-strike typewriters, with type bars striking upward from behind to reach the paper. Later models are front-strike, which is the innovation that allowed typists to see what they were typing as they typed. Shift and caps-lock keys are also later developments not found on every vintage typewriter. Earlier models are as attractive for their history as they are for their visual appeal, while later models are just as pleasing with their retro charm and functionality. An antique Remington typewriter strikes at the heart of the history of the machine itself, for example, as the E. Remington & Sons manufacturing plant was where the very first mass-produced typewriters were made in the late 19th century. Whether you decide on a purely decorative or a working antique typewriter, options for sale on eBay are sure to add old-world charm and sophistication to your home or office.