Typewriters from the collection of Marlborough Museum
Typewriters form an interesting technological background to the computer systems we are so familiar with today. Many components of early computer input/output devices were simply extensions of typewriters, with the keys augmented by solenoids permitting the computer to 'type' message in human readable form.
The typewriters in this exhibit represent the range of such devices that developed from the late1800's, while the little Brother PY80 was pretty much the end of the line. Most of these typewriters have a local connection, in that the user or the donor was local.
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