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Saturday 16 April 2011

All Our Typewriter Christmases Come At Once

There's a song in the great Alan Jay Lerner-Frederick Loewe musical My Fair Lady called Wouldn't It Be Loverly? It could be paraphrased:
All I want is a room somewhere,
Far away from the cold night air.
With one enormous bank of typewriters,
Aow, wouldn't it be loverly?
Just imagine if we were still able to walk into a store and be greeted by such a sight?
This photo was taken by London's Evening Standard in January 1960. It's of a display of Adler's range of typewriters at the headquarters of the Typewriter Sundries company at Borough High Street in South London.
This is one lucky lady. Oh, for a time machine ...


Ryan Adney said...

That sort of display fixture would be perfect for displaying a collection. Actually, I could use one for the typewriters in my classroom.

Richard P said...

Pretty cool.

Tip: Watch the June ETCetera for a Peter Weil story on typewriter stores.