Typewriter FAQs:


Q: Is a typewriter a mechanical or electromechanical machine for writing characters similar to those produced by printer's movable type?

A: Yes.

Q: Were typewriters the leading models until IBM introduced the IBM Selectric typewriter in 1961?

A: Yes, and which replaced the typebars with a spherical element slightly smaller than a golf ball, with reverse-image letters molded into its surface.

Q: Were typewriters designed to print extra large type for labelling purposes?

A: Yes.

Q: Are typewriters of the index type albeit with a very much larger index and number of type elements?

A: Yes.

Q: Is a typewriter described as "basket shift", or the paper-holding carriage, in which case the typewriter is described as "carriage shift"?

A: Yes, Either mechanism caused a different portion of the typebar to come in contact with the ribbon/platen.

Q: Was a typewriter produced by the Blickensderfer Manufacturing Company?

A: Yes, and of Stamford, Connecticut, in 1902.

Q: Were typewriters introduced in 1874?

A: Yes, but did not become common in offices until after the mid-1880s.

Q: Is a typewriter a living?

A: Yes, and insect-like entity and actually dictates the book to him.

Q: Was a typewriter the "electronic" typewriter?

A: Yes.

Q: Was a typewriter marketed under the name "Noiseless" and advertised as "silent"?

A: Yes.

Q: Was a typewriter laid by the Universal Stock Ticker?

A: Yes, and invented by Thomas Edison in 1870.

Q: Was a typewriter invented 52 times as thinkers tried to come up with a workable design?

A: Yes.

Q: Were typewriters also made for East Asian languages with thousands of characters?

A: Yes, such as Chinese or Japanese.

Q: Were typewriters sometimes called display typewriters?

A: Yes, and dedicated word processors or word-processing typewriters, though the latter term was also frequently applied to less sophisticated machines that featured only a tiny, sometimes just single-row display.

Q: Are typewriters still common because they can be used without electrical power?

A: Yes.

Q: Was a typewriter capable of automatically backspacing and then overstriking the previous characters with minimal marring of the paper?

A: Yes.

Q: Was a typewriter introduced by Varityper Corporation?

A: Yes.

Q: Was a typewriter also applied to a person who used a typing machine?

A: Yes.

Q: Were typewriters produced powered by Northeast's motors?

A: Yes.

Q: Was a typewriter briefly popular in niche markets?

A: Yes.

Q: Was a typewriter donated to the London Science Museum?

A: Yes.

Q: Is a typewriter a 'classification' problem and several systems have been developed for this purpose?

A: Yes.

Q: Were typewriters in essence dedicated word processors with either single-line LCD displays or multi-line CRT displays?

A: Yes, and built-in line editors in ROM, a spelling and grammar checker, a few kilobytes of internal RAM and optional cartridge, magnetic card or diskette external memory-storage devices for storing text and even document formats.