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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Why did Christopher Scholes invent the typewriter?

a more effective way of making words than writing

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What is the centering point of an elite typewriter?

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When was the typewriter patented?

Rob Ross in 2009. But seriously: Mid/late 19th century.

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Are enter keys on typewriters?

No, there aren't ENTER keys on typewriters. The ENTER key was created for the unique "computer" requirement of entering one "field" or "block" of data. Many electric typewriters had a "carriage return " , usually labeled "CR" which served the different purpose of moving the printing element back to the beginning of the next line on the page. Interestingly, the ASCII code (which is used to represent letters and other text characters in a computer) has a unique code for the carriage return key. The ENTER key on modern PC's is usually programmed to generate a two character sequence of where stands for the carriage return character and stands for the line feed character. In some sense this mimics the action of typewriters: Return the print head to the beginning of the line and then move to the next line. See this link: http://www.quadibloc.com/comp/kyb03.htm

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What is the best portable typewriter?

your hands

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Who invented the electric typewriter?

Encyclopedia Britannica says that Thomas Edison inventedthe first electric typewriter in 1872, but it was only used to report stock market transactions.

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Why was the first typewriter first invented?

Henry Mill invented the

typewriter in 1714

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How did the typewriter change the world?

the typrewriter was just a simple contraption and people started getting to fully get the hang of the typwriter in the 1800's and finally people got around to coming up with new technology and then afterwards the computer came. people were inpired by the typewriter and now we have internet and all these different uses for the computer. ALMOST EVERYONE USES COMPUTERS! and without the typewriter we would not have the computer and i probablly would not be answering this question right now so the typewriter impacted America and the whole world by inspiring others to come up with new advances in technology.

peace and love.

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What are the disadvantages of typewriter?

Lack of memory

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What are the functions of a typewriter?

Answerthe function of a type writer is to get result along as we type.it is not strenuous and it also does not affect our eyes.it only has one disadvantage thatis once a mistake is made while typing cannot be corrected
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What is an electric typewriter?

Electric typewriters were, up until roughly the last 10 to 20 years, the standard equipment for producing professional looking docments of written material. You inserted a piece of paper, which turned around a hard rubber "platen" that looked a little like a baker's rolling pin. When you struck the keys (the keyboard was very similar to the modern computer keyboard) raised mirror-image letters engraved on strikers would quickly strike an inked "ribbon" suspended above the paper to produce a "typed" letter on the paper. The resulting material could appear to be of excellent quality for the higher-end machines, or could appear to be of grainy or uneven quality for the less expensive models. Typing was plagued with difficulties. With a standard typewriter you were not able to "edit" and correct your work before "printing", or producing the final material on paper. Typo's (any kind of spelling or spacing error) had to be corrected the moment you made them, with various knds of "white-out" techniques, because correcting them later became almost impossible. You would literally have to re-type an entire page to correct an error that you couldn't leave in the final version. It was possible, but difficult and time consuming to produce tables of data with typewriters. Sophisticated graphs and photo's were not possible to produce on the typewriters themselves. Some of the later models (before they were finally rendered obsolete by computer technology) even included some word processing technologies that helped with some of the many disadvantages of typing.

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Did Burridge and Marshman invent the typewriter?

no

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Where can find an typewriter ribbon for an 319 Underwood typewriter?

I'm not sure about your exact typewriter, but about 95% of typewriters use a standard 1/2 inch ribbon, there are many places that sell them online, a reliable one is shown below.

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What is the Different between a computer and a typewriter?

a type writter only types papers, letters, ect. and you can't fix mistakes on a typewritter

on a computer you can fix mistakes, go on the internet, and ect.

:P :D

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What are the 2 sizes of a typewriter?

pica and cica

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How big is a typewriter?

Typewriters have been around just before the 1920s and various models have emerged. Each unit has different specifications and usually is a different size. The Olivetti MS25 for example, measures 5.5"H x 14.2"W x 14.2"D. It weighs 12.1 lbs. The carriage length is 24.8 cm and the paper width is 24.5 cm.

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WHen was the Braille typewriter invented?

1892

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What did christopher sholes invent?

QWERTY keyboard

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What does the typewriter do?

It types words. It's a subsitute for a computer

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What is the typewriter?

A typewriter is a mechanical or electromechanical device with a set of "keys" that, when pressed, cause characters to be printed on a medium, usually paper. For much of the 20th century, typewriters were indispensable tools for many professional writers and in business offices. By the end of the 1980s, word processor applications on personal computers had largely replaced the tasks previously accomplished with typewriters. Typewriters, however, remain popular in the developing world and among some niche markets, and for some office tasks.

Notable typewriter manufacturer companies have included E. Remington and Sons, IBM, Imperial typewriters, Oliver Typewriter Company, Olivetti, Royal Typewriter Company, Smith Corona, and Underwood Typewriter Company.

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Did dahl use a typewriter?

yes

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What do you call a person who uses a typewriter?

THE JONAS BROTHERS !

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What are disadvantages of typewriters?

First answer is pretty obvious... you can't erase what you wrote. You have to start all over again.

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Difference between typewriter and word processer?

a typewriter is (usually) not electronic. A word processer is electronic and sort of like a computer but just for typing.i think the same thing

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