As you peer upon this photo of an old typewriter, I am writing this blog with voice dictation only. I am touching no keys. No, it’s not perfect as I had to go back and correct a few words, but it sure beats typing. All this just goes to show you that technology continues to move forward. But I recall a day during my middle school years, when I first typed on an old manual typewriter. It was clunky and slow, but little did I know how it would affect my future. It was probably my most valuable class during those years.
This 1955 Smith Corona office typewriter was high tech for its day and many secretaries spent hours sitting in front of its keys. Today most people would compare this to a rotary dial telephone. Now, it’s more of a novelty item than a real tool. But it fits perfectly in this old office on exhibition at the 1940 Air Terminal Museum in Houston.