This winter We’re continuing with our theme of ravenously and un-mercilessly
PURGING our collections to weed out All the entirely useless (to us) stuff that’s
Somehow gathered there over the past however many years. Kind of like the entire
Thing with all the drop. Except this one has a touch more of a systematic approach to go
Today’s unsuspecting victim was I Need to apologize, my mind has not just been
Super clear today, feeling a bit under the weather, therefore I didn’t get a picture with all the shelf
Literally (no, like, really literally) coated in typewriters!
The shelf, and you need to imagine it coated in typewriters.
Millimeters value of space to even think about putting another thing on the market. (okay, you caught
Me, possibly there was a millimeter)
In the year 1921, when individuals with cerebral palsy barely received any aid and or
Care in their communities, Paul Smith was born. Paul died at Age 85 and lived
A Complete life, creating beautiful pictures with what many artists could call an unconventional
Paul’s tool of choice has been that the manual typewriter.
Paul’s heritage continues and his intricate work continues to gain interest from artwork
Smith was otherwise Called the “Typewriter Artist” along with his story of creative artistry
Crosses across eight years. Seven of those eight decades that he lived in, Paul created artwork
Life started with limited opportunities, as Paul was born with a serious case of cerebral
Palsy that influenced his speech, mobility and ultimately put enormous limitations on what he
Managed to pursue in life. The conventional typewriter was the first kind It was too thick (15-25 pounds or 5.6-9.3 kg) to move frequently, so it had been retained on The standard typewriter needed a wider platen (a rubber-covered,
Steel cylinder for absorbing typing impact) in the carriage (the component that transferred the newspaper
Into location) that may hold oversized forms. Mobile typewriters were widely used for home and school use.
Electric typewriters were heavier than conventional machines because of their motors and
Electrical components. Electric machines created typing easier because less effort was required Electric portables were smaller and lighter than desktop machines,
Plus they’d carrying cases with storage to the power cable.
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I sure do. I really don’t think I’ll ever forget A S D F . . J K L ; (the centre home keys to maintain
your fingers on) and then hearing that familiar DING! Once reaching the end of the line
Prior to hitting the carriage return.
I learned to form in Mrs. Blood’s 7th grade class in Riverside Junior High school in
Grand Rapids Michigan. This was a fun course. In high school, I ended up competing in
Shorthand and typing for your B.O.E.C. (Business Office Education Club) State
championships. Yes, I was a nerd in school, so what?