Remember the Typewriter

All photos: Martin Howard Collection

A friend of mine was telling me about a collection of antique typewriters he had seen recently while on vacation. I started thinking about typewriters- their unique shapes- so sculptural and intricate- masculine and delicate at the same time and what incredible work horses they were. It's hard to fathom that this groundbreaking invention that revolutionized how the world communicates is now a mere dinosaur.

Fortunately, however, there are many devoted collectors that preserve their beauty, function and remarkable place in history. One collector in particular caught my fancy as I cruised the Internet. Martin Howard has a marvelous website- with an elaborate history of each piece in his collection. Click over to and view the amazing Martin Howard Collection. Just astounding!

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