Thursday, April 30, 2015

Typewriter keys

[Photograph by Ralph Steiner, 1921, printed 1945. From the Library of Congress. Click for a larger view.]

I found these keys while browsing the Library of Congress’s photographs, prints, and drawings. It was only after I decided to post the photograph here that something occurred to me: the fractions that can be properly represented in HTML are relatively few, as was the case in typewriter days. HTML gives us ½, ¼, ⅛. But then there’s 1/16. Making Slow Progress.

comments: 2

The Crow said...

Is that a Remington? The key shaft reminds me of a 1940s era Remington I have at home.

Michael Leddy said...

Don’t know — there’s no information with the photo. Maybe someone out there will know.