Typewriters

Typewriters are mechanical machines. Letters and symbols are embossed on metal bars, which strike a ribbon of ink. This leaves the inked impression of the character on a piece of paper that has been placed on the other side of the ribbon. Typewriters were common previous to computer keyboards and printers.

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Advantages of computer over manual typewriter?

1. you can add pictures to stuff

2. you can do other things besides type

3. you can just hit the backspace button instead of having to start all over or use white out.

Think about it this way all a type writer can do is type so just think about all the things you can do with a computer besides type! But most of all you can play games!

* You save time as typing in a computer is not as strenuous as typing in a manual typewriter.

* You can edit your files anytime and save a copy on a disc, USB, or the computer itself.

* Work done on a computer is pleasing to look at with zero-minimal errors as you can easily do a grammar and spelling check.

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What is the center point of a pica typewriter?

Pica is a measuring system used for measuring the height of type.

Typewriter is a tool used to keyboard characters against a ribbon and strike a piece of paper.

Home keys on a typewriter are with the index fingers on (l) F, and (r) J.

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What are the parts of the typewriter?

Parts of a TypewriterThe basic parts of a typewriter are:

keytop

shift key

spacebar

carriage

carriage return lever (electric typewriters may have a return key instead)

carriage release lever

ribbon

ribbon vibrator (raises and lowers ribbon)

type guide

paper table

platen (the large spool the paper goes around)

platen knob

feed roller

type lever

carriage return lever

ribbon reverse button

typebars

For a labeled diagram of the parts of a typewriter, please go to the Related Links.

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What is the difference between a computer and a typewriter?

Typewriter has never been seen by some of the younger generation while a computer is very well known

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Why are the letter keys on a computer all mixed up instead of being in alphabetical order?

Because that was the way the key board was designed

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What do you call a girl who uses a typewriter?

Anyone who uses a typewriter can be called a typist, although typewriters are getting harder and harder to come by.

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How typewriter is good than computer?

Typewriter can use without electricity/power. Computer require power supply to type.

In typewriter as you type the matter, the Hardcopy also is ready. In computer first you need to type then you need the help of printer to get the hardcopy.

Typewriter is less expensive and computer more expensive

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Part of typewriter and their function?

1.Carriage Return- lever or key used for returning the carrisge to the right to start a new line. 2.Left Carriage Release- lever at the end that frees carriage so it can be moved by hand 3.Platen or Cylinder knob- handle at iether end of cylinder 4.line Space Lever or Regulator- controls space between lines 5.Platen or Cylinder- rubber roller around which the paper moves 6.Paper guide- blade against which paper is placed 7.Card Holder- presses cards and envelopes close to the cylinder. 8.Left Margin Stop- Key,lever or button used to adjust the setting of margins. 9.Printing-point Indicator- indicates scale point where machine is ready to print 10.Paper Bail- clamps the paper to cylinder 11.Right Margin Stop- lever to adjust setting of margins 12.Paper Release- loosens paper for straightening or removing 13.Right Carriage Release- lever at right to free carriage so it can be moved by hand 14.Right Platen knob- handle at end of the cylinder 15.Carriage- top moving part that carries paper 16.Backspace Key- moves carriage backone space at a time 17.Tab Set Key- places at tab stop at desired point 18.Tab Bar or Tabulator- releases carriage so it moves to a point where a tab stop has been set 19.Space bar- advances carriage one space at a time 20.Tab Clear Key- removes tab stops at a time 21.margin release- unlocks the margin stop 22.Ribbon Color Control- let disengage ribbon or any part of it like red or black if your ribbon is of two colors.

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Who invented the typewriter?

Jingle

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Why did typewriters stop being used?

I believe that typewriters stopped being used during the early 1980s, when computers and printers were made widely available.

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What was used before the typewriter or computer?

steel point pen, and before that the quill pen.

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Why were typewriters invented?

It was invented to help writers and also to help people in businesses. It soon became used for everyone as a way to type faster, send letters and more. Hand written letter were also hard to read at times making miscommunication a real problem.

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Where to find Royal typewriter ribbon?

at a type writer store

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Several companies still list them on the internet. See the link below for one of many.

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What are the parts and functions of manual typewriter?

1.Carriage Return- lever or key used for returning the carrisge to the right to start a new line. 2.Left Carriage Release- lever at the end that frees carriage so it can be moved by hand 3.Platen or Cylinder knob- handle at iether end of cylinder 4.line Space Lever or Regulator- controls space between lines 5.Platen or Cylinder- rubber roller around which the paper moves 6.Paper guide- blade against which paper is placed 7.Card Holder- presses cards and envelopes close to the cylinder. 8.Left Margin Stop- Key,lever or button used to adjust the setting of margins. 9.Printing-point Indicator- indicates scale point where machine is ready to print 10.Paper Bail- clamps the paper to cylinder 11.Right Margin Stop- lever to adjust setting of margins 12.Paper Release- loosens paper for straightening or removing 13.Right Carriage Release- lever at right to free carriage so it can be moved by hand 14.Right Platen knob- handle at end of the cylinder 15.Carriage- top moving part that carries paper 16.Backspace Key- moves carriage backone space at a time 17.Tab Set Key- places at tab stop at desired point 18.Tab Bar or Tabulator- releases carriage so it moves to a point where a tab stop has been set 19.Space bar- advances carriage one space at a time 20.Tab Clear Key- removes tab stops at a time 21.margin release- unlocks the margin stop 22.Ribbon Color Control- let disengage ribbon or any part of it like red or black if your ribbon is of two colors.

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When was the first typewriter keyboard made?

1854

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Did qwert yuiop invent the typewriter?

No. There is no such person as Qwert Yuiop. This is an Internet joke.

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How do you erase on a electric typewriter?

You cannot.

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How did the typewriter change who worked in offices?

It created jobs for women

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What is a first letter on a typewriter?

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Were there typewriters in World War 2?

Yes. The first typewriters were used in the late 19th century.

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Purpose of the typewriter?

Why should typewriter go

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What is a manual typewriter?

A manual typewriter is the typewriter that was used before the Electric Typewriter was invented.

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What is the similarity between a computer and a typewriter?

Similarities is that they both have a keyboard for typing purposes.

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Why are the keys on the typewriter not arranged alphabetically?

type writers are not alphabetical because the old way they were made was as such that the keys couldn't be typed to fast as a hammer like object with the key printerd on it struk the paper and made the ink come through

and if it was arranged alpha style certain keys next to each other or very close i.e. a and e that get used alot would strike each other at the base of the hammers and jam up making it harder to type faster its all about the time it takes to hit the paper and reset back in its place before the next one hits ect. think that's right

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Did Thomas Edison invent the typewriter?

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