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"Before Computers"  by raberry

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This is a very old Underwood typewriter I captured at Bonazzaville a tourist attraction in our town. Ahh “The Good Old Days” No crashes, just sticky keys!

When most people think “old typewriter,” they picture something much like the Underwood No. 5. Why? Because this is the most successful typewriter design in history. Appearing shortly before 1900, the Underwood established the stereotype of a typewriter until the introduction of the IBM Selectric in 1961. When the Underwood was first introduced, it was only one of hundreds of competing and extremely varied typewriter designs. But by 1920, almost every typewriter imitated the Underwood.

Processed as a HDR it would make a beautiful card or picture to hang on any wall.

Robert Berry
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  • Kate Adams
    Kate Adamsabout 6 years ago

    Wonderful comp!!! love the light and shadow play..excellent Robert!!!!!! your right no crashes..just keep those keys from bending out of alignment lol!!

  • Hi Kate! Thanks for your comment! I can’t sat that I ever used one of these but I did use the manual type in high school.. never crashed!

    – raberry

  • ericseyes
    ericseyesabout 6 years ago

    My parents used to have one of these, not as old though. Sadly it got thrown in the dumpster along with 4 tons of other garbage they had collected over the years. Good reminder to all the computer geeks, just how it used to be.

  • Eric thanks for the comment. May have thrown away a little money when she went in the dumpster!

    – raberry

  • EbelArt
    EbelArtabout 6 years ago

    Amazing capture!

  • raberry
    raberryabout 6 years ago

    Thank you Craig! Appreciate the comment!

  • Davies
    Daviesabout 6 years ago

    Fabulous capture Robert.

  • raberry
    raberryabout 6 years ago

    Thank you Noelene, Sometimes simple things do make the best images!

  • Enivea
    Eniveaabout 6 years ago

    Oh well I remember these, and the bell as one got to the end of the line!

  • Oh so true Enivea!

    – raberry

  • barnsis
    barnsisabout 6 years ago

    Yes I remember and used one just like it, Excellent way to show it, the shadow effect works well.

  • raberry
    raberryabout 6 years ago

    Thank you Barnsis.. The shadows are being brought out by the HDR..

  • Jadon
    Jadonabout 6 years ago

    The HDR has really brought this image to life if you know what i mean, brilliant shot robert..

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