Our Working 1940’s Typewriters
Our working 1940s typewriters are survivors of a tumultuous time during WWII. From 1940-45, the world rearranged itself: many Europeans immigrated to America to avoid the atrocities being carried out in their home countries, and American women left the home to fill the employment void created by the men now serving in the armed forces. Typewriters from this time were built for a purpose of work. Material excess was avoided and designs became more streamlined and portable.