Rosenzweig Has A Thing For Typewriters Too

Editor in Chief Mark Rosenzweig and I have a few things in common. One, we are journalists. Two, we like old typewriters.

However, Mark is a true typewriter aficionado.  After reading my recent blog post, Do Games Shape Our Future?, he sent me a link to his Flickr page that showcases his 60 machines.

One of my favorites is the Hammond 1b. Mark tells me it was manufactured in Manhattan in the mid-1880s.

As for Mark, he fancies the Lambert, which dates to about 1910. "[It] works so differently from other machines," he explains.

Be sure to check out Mark's collection of machines – it's sure to impress!

Traci Purdum,
Senior Digital Editor

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  • <p>Actually I have more than 60 machines. I have duplicates of the Underwood Olivetti Lettera 22 and Olivetti Praxis 48 that look identical to the ones posted (unlike my two Antares Parvas, which are different colors and actually have different keytops), as well as a Gossen Tippa over at my sister-in-laws in England that I'm waiting to bring home.</p> <p>The total would be higher but I''ve gotten rid of several machines over the years.</p> <p>Mark</p>


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