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AUTHOR SIGNED - TYPEWRITERS Iconic Machines from the Golden Age of Mechanical Writing - Dated - limited supply

AUTHOR SIGNED - TYPEWRITERS Iconic Machines from the Golden Age of Mechanical Writing - Dated - limited supply

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THE PERFECT GIFT FOR THE TYPEWRITER LOVER IN YOUR LIFE!

TYPEWRITERS: Iconic Machines from the Golden Age of Mechanical Writing - Individually Signed & Dated by the author. My book, three years in the making and includes four decades of typewriter collecting experience packed into 209 pages. (Featured in the Wall Street Journal and described as "A Love Letter to Vintage Typewriters", see image). I will sign and date each book before mailing. Personalized on request. Free Shipping.*

Here's a brief description of what's inside this large (9.5" x 11") book:

From the creation of the QWERTY keyboard to the world's first portable typing machine, this handsome collection is a visual homage to the golden age of the typewriter. From the world's first commercially successful typewriter—the Sholes & Glidden Type Writer of 1874—to the iconic electric models of the 1960s, eighty vintage devices are profiled in elegant photographs and fascinating text that highlights the design modifications, intricate details, and peculiar quirks that make each typewriter unique. From functional advances like noiseless machines to luxurious details such as mahogany covers and inlaid mother-of-pearl, a century of design innovation and experimentation is charted in these pages. Packed with visuals and rich with history, Typewriters is the essential story of a writing invention that changed the world.


Editorial Reviews

"A Love Letter to Vintage Typewriters" - Wall Street Journal

"Whether you're a writer or a collector who loves the vintage character of an old typewriter, you'll appreciate Anthony Casillo's Typewriters: Iconic Machines from the Golden Age of Mechanical Writing, a208-page, 11 x 9-inch book that pays homage to the golden age of the typewriter. From the first typewriter in 1874 to the iconic electric models of the 1960s, full-color photos and descriptions throughout celebrate the intricate details and historical impact of this machine." - Romantic Homes Magazine

"...In "Typewriters: Iconic Machines from the Golden Age of Mechanical Writing," typewriter expert and collector Anthony Casillo presents a visual homage to the device that revolutionized correspondence." - The Florida Times-Union (Book of the Week)

From the Author

There was a time, not long ago, before personal computers, when a small mechanical device was the primary means for creating written documents and correspondence. It was developed to help people become more productive and was so successful that it dominated desktops in businesses, schools and homes throughout the world for over a century. It began life as a relatively simple instrument powered by human force and shortly thereafter by electric power. In its heyday, a global industry existed to support its design, manufacture, sales and service. It became indispensable as a tool for modern business yet, almost overnight and unceremoniously, it became obsolete and the victim of a new technology, again promising to help people become more productive. It was called the typewriter and as several generations came to know it as a staple item, another generation has now come of age without ever having used one. The obituary for the typewriter has been written many times over the past two decades, however, for many reasons; it refuses to give up without a fight. What you will experience in "TYPEWRITERS" is my story of the golden age of mechanical writing. Each photo is one of a typewriter that was found, rescued and preserved for prosperity. All were worthy of investing my time and energy to add to my collection and include in this publication.

This purchase is for an author signed copy of TYPEWRITERS, Iconic Machines from the Golden Age of Mechanical Writing. Personalized on request.

* If you are outside the US and your country is not included in my shipping list, please send me an email and I will add it.
THE PERFECT GIFT FOR THE TYPEWRITER LOVER IN YOUR LIFE!

TYPEWRITERS: Iconic Machines from the Golden Age of Mechanical Writing - Individually Signed & Dated by the author. My book, three years in the making and includes four decades of typewriter collecting experience packed into 209 pages. (Featured in the Wall Street Journal and described as "A Love Letter to Vintage Typewriters", see image). I will sign and date each book before mailing. Personalized on request. Free Shipping.*

Here's a brief description of what's inside this large (9.5" x 11") book:

From the creation of the QWERTY keyboard to the world's first portable typing machine, this handsome collection is a visual homage to the golden age of the typewriter. From the world's first commercially successful typewriter—the Sholes & Glidden Type Writer of 1874—to the iconic electric models of the 1960s, eighty vintage devices are profiled in elegant photographs and fascinating text that highlights the design modifications, intricate details, and peculiar quirks that make each typewriter unique. From functional advances like noiseless machines to luxurious details such as mahogany covers and inlaid mother-of-pearl, a century of design innovation and experimentation is charted in these pages. Packed with visuals and rich with history, Typewriters is the essential story of a writing invention that changed the world.


Editorial Reviews

"A Love Letter to Vintage Typewriters" - Wall Street Journal

"Whether you're a writer or a collector who loves the vintage character of an old typewriter, you'll appreciate Anthony Casillo's Typewriters: Iconic Machines from the Golden Age of Mechanical Writing, a208-page, 11 x 9-inch book that pays homage to the golden age of the typewriter. From the first typewriter in 1874 to the iconic electric models of the 1960s, full-color photos and descriptions throughout celebrate the intricate details and historical impact of this machine." - Romantic Homes Magazine

"...In "Typewriters: Iconic Machines from the Golden Age of Mechanical Writing," typewriter expert and collector Anthony Casillo presents a visual homage to the device that revolutionized correspondence." - The Florida Times-Union (Book of the Week)

From the Author

There was a time, not long ago, before personal computers, when a small mechanical device was the primary means for creating written documents and correspondence. It was developed to help people become more productive and was so successful that it dominated desktops in businesses, schools and homes throughout the world for over a century. It began life as a relatively simple instrument powered by human force and shortly thereafter by electric power. In its heyday, a global industry existed to support its design, manufacture, sales and service. It became indispensable as a tool for modern business yet, almost overnight and unceremoniously, it became obsolete and the victim of a new technology, again promising to help people become more productive. It was called the typewriter and as several generations came to know it as a staple item, another generation has now come of age without ever having used one. The obituary for the typewriter has been written many times over the past two decades, however, for many reasons; it refuses to give up without a fight. What you will experience in "TYPEWRITERS" is my story of the golden age of mechanical writing. Each photo is one of a typewriter that was found, rescued and preserved for prosperity. All were worthy of investing my time and energy to add to my collection and include in this publication.

This purchase is for an author signed copy of TYPEWRITERS, Iconic Machines from the Golden Age of Mechanical Writing. Personalized on request.

* If you are outside the US and your country is not included in my shipping list, please send me an email and I will add it.

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