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Friday, December 24, 2010

what's this?

What kind of typecast would this be?  At left is the output from a Stenotype.  Photos of the machine follow.  I've long been fascinated with these machines.  I learned Gregg shorthand in high school, and played a bit with Pittman in my 20's but never got the knack - it requires lines of varying thickness as from a calligraphy pen.  So watching courtroom dramas and serving on Jury duty, these machines caught my eye.  Now I have one but my Google-fu is failing me - I can't seem to trace the serial number or find any model or year data.  I would have thought it was just another typewriter but nope.
anyway enjoy the pics and let me know where I have missed looking.

1 comment:

  1. These are interesting machines. It seems you need to press multiple keys at once to form a word.
    A few weeks ago I found an old video on Youtube which presents this: from 1:48. I'd really like to try a machine like this once :)


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