1970’s Typewriters

1970’s Typewriters

Our 1970’s Typewriters are design marvels!

Some say the 1970’s was “the decade that taste forgot”. But, with the Bad and the Ugly, there is usually some Good. And our 1970’s typewriters are an example of that! The 1970’s typewriters add an explosion of color to your office. Funky and friendly was the main style. Plastic was the material of choice and streamlined angular designs dominated the typewriter world. This was the last major decade of the manual typewriter. The IBM electric typewriter and the introduction of the home computer was the beginning of the end for the classic manual typewriter.

Our 1970’s Typewriters:

1970's typewriters
Twiggy with another 1970s icon the Olivetti Studio 45

The 1970s Decade:

The Oil Crisis, the Watergate scandal and the withdrawal from the Vietnam war all shaped the 1970s.

It was the beginning of the digital revolution as calculators, TVs, VCRs and Atari computers became common household items. It was also the decade that tacky 70s fluff like shag carpet, massive sideburns, and smiley face buttons appeared.

1970's typewriters

Famous Writers, Books and Typewriters from the 1970s:

Hunter S. Thompson, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas (1972) – Olympia SF typewriter

Stephen King, The Shining (1977) – Olivetti typewriter

Dr. Seuss, The Lorax (1971) – Smith-Corona Portable

Frederick Forsyth, The Day of the Jackal (1971) – Hermes Baby typewriter

Douglas Adams, The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy (1979) – Hermes 8 typewriter

William Styron, Sophie’s Choice (1979) – Smith Corona typewriter

Joan Didion, Play It As It Lays (1970), The Complete Stories of Flannery O’Connor (1971) – Hermes Ambassador

Italo Calvino, Invisible Cities (1974) – Olivetti Lettera 22

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