The Typewriter Revolution

  • 01 May 2022 - 11 September 2022
  • National Museum of Scotland

It has revolutionised the world of work – discover more about the impact of the typewriter in this fascinating exhibition at National Museum of Scotland.

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From speeding up the way we write to revolutionising the work place, the typewriter's social and technological influence is revealed in this new exhibition.

Although now replaced by the modern PC, they still remain a beloved design icon that is still in use today.

Tracing the effect of typewriters across more than 100 years, visitors can explore the evolution of this vital piece of office equipment from weighty early machines to modern style icons.

Typewriter Revolution National Museum Of Scotland

Showcasing items from National Museum of Scotland’s collection, visitors will be able to see several iconic machines, including a 1876 Sholes and Glidden typewriter - the first to have a QWERTY keyboard; a 1950s electric machine used by Whisky Galore author Sir Compton Mackenzie and the stylish 1970s design icon, the Olivetti Valentine.

The Typewriter Revolution can be seen at National Museum of Scotland until 11 September 2022.

 The Typewriter Revolution At The National Museum Of Scotland C Neil Hanna Photography(Image Credit: Neil Hanna Photography)

 

 

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