This 1926 Royal typewriter is INCREDIBLE! I love the “Alligator Red” finish. I’m usually a bigger fan of the Olivetti machines, but this one is too pretty to pass up.

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Mr. Ettore Sottsass (Image: New York Times)

Mr. Ettore Sottsass (Image: New York Times)

An amazing example of an aesthetically pleasing piece of office equipment from the “Pop Era”, the Valentine Typewriter was designed by Ettore Sottsass for Olivetti in the 1960’s.  The images below are from Ebay.

'Ettore Sottsass: Work in Progress', Design Museum, London.

'Ettore Sottsass: Work in Progress', Design Museum, London.

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Secretaries of the Past

March 3, 2009

These old photographs of secretaries are amazing!  I saved these such a long time ago and forgot to post them.   Daniela sent me a few of these, but I can’t remember where I found the others.

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I love the old typewriter