The Writing Instrument: Typewriter Origins

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The Writing Instrument: Typewriter Origins

The Writing Instrument: Typewriter Origins

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Free Library of Philadelphia Heim Center- Room 131/132 1901 Vine Street Philadelphia, PA 19103

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  • 1 hour
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Join the Literature Department and Philly Typewriter for this 8 part typewriter series. This first session will discuss the multiple times the Typewriter tried to find it’s design and the four men who finally achieved it.

The program will take place ONSITE in the Heim Center. You must enter through the Wood Street entrance in the back of the library.

About Philly Typewriter:

From the 19th-century prototypes to the IBM Selectric, Philly Typewriter specializes in the restoration and preservation of typewriters. Our focus is to mechanically restore each machine using our fifty years of experience while performing museum-level aesthetic restorations. Every typewriter is backed by our two-year warranty and annual tune-up service programs for home and business. We are the founders of The Philadelphia Public Typewriter Program, which places typewriters throughout our community into schools, libraries, bookstores and many locations free of charge, enabling people to once again have access to these mechanical marvels. Come visit our two thousand square foot location in South Philadelphia and see our workshop, meet our apprentices learning the trade, sign-up for a repair class or take in our exhibits and writers’ lounge. Whether you're searching for a place to bring your typewriter back to life or looking to buy your first machine, we are proud to say that you needn’t look any further than Philly Typewriter.

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