Imperial Model B Typewriter, circa 1915..1919

Inherited from my maternal grandfather, eventually…

Mac keyboard for comparison.

17625_10151537088003140_310493273_n

560522_10151537085233140_153329349_n

2 thoughts on “Imperial Model B Typewriter, circa 1915..1919

  1. Dave Walker

    Oh, now that’s a beaut :-). Not seen one of that vintage, before.

    Interesting how the lever and hammer arrangement imposes that curve on the keyboard; presages split / curved so-called “natural” keyboards (although I could never get on with them) by 70 years or so :-).

    Reply
  2. BenK

    Shame you’ve only shown half the replacement object – the vintage model comes with built-in printer.

    As for the so-called “natural” layout, the curve in this case is a little too radical, as you’ll have to stretch for the bottom middle row letters, which is a shame, but for encouraging the user to do some exercise at their ‘screen’, it’s excellent.

    I’ve been successfully using “natural” keyboards for about 15 years, and the open elbows and open shoulder posture they allow is wonderful, compared to the hunched over, elbows tucked tight in posture required to use a modern laptop keyboard (no comment on Apple desktop keyboards, I have no experience).

    Reply

Leave a Reply