Monday, August 25, 2014

Manual Typewriter

The boys had been up in the attic together helping with some cleaning. The kids uncovered an old manual typewriter and asked her, "Hey, Mom, what's this?"

"Oh, that's an old typewriter," she answered, thinking that would satisfy their curiosity.

"Well, what does it do?" they queried.

"I'll show you," their mother said. She went downstairs and returned with a blank piece of paper. She rolled the paper into the typewriter and began striking the keys, leaving black letters of print on the page.

"WOW!" the boys exclaimed, "That's really cool -- but how does it work like that? Where do you plug it in?"

"There is no plug," she answered. "It doesn't need a plug."

"Then where do you put the batteries?" they persisted.

"It doesn't need batteries either," she continued.

"Wow! This is so cool!" the brothers exclaimed. "Someone should have invented this a long time ago!"


5 comments:

Linda E said...

I bet some of the young folks today would say the same thing...what is it? and what does it do...lol

dailythanthi said...

Thanks for the information... I really love your blog posts... specially those on Tamil Cinema

Lady Di Tn said...

In typing class we had all manual except the row next to the door. How funny, just like hand garden tools all the power you have to make it work. Peace

Jackie said...

I learned to type on an old Underwood. I miss the clinking and clattering of the keys....the "throwing" of the carriage. I loved every moment of typing class.
Thank you for the memories!

Winifred said...

So true. Why can't they invent things that don't use up so much energy?