electric typewriter


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electric typewriter

[i¦lek·trik ′tīp‚rīd·ər]
(mechanical engineering)
A typewriter having an electric motor that provides power for all operations initiated by the touching of the keys.
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Among them were automatic telephone switching, the electric typewriter, duplicating machines and copiers, adding machines and calculators, tape recorders for dictation, and data-processing equipment that used punched cards.
He also had an electric typewriter and I used to play on those things all the time.
Americans now use twice as much printing and writing paper as they did three decades ago, when high-tech meant an electric typewriter.
The first practical electric typewriter, AM radio and vacuum cleaners are all discovered or invented in this decade.
This is quite an admission, considering when I started my communication career the ultimate high-tech communication tool was an electric typewriter, and the ultimate editing tools were a pair of scissors and cellophane tape.
Making copies required loading carbons into the electric typewriter, and striking the keys hard enough to make sure the letters pressed onto the carbons.
In fact, I would not be writing this piece today if I had not been given access to my very first piece of assistive technology when I was seven years old--some 30 years ago--an IBM electric typewriter.
The introduction of the electric typewriter increased typing speed; the introduction of computers changed the shape of business; the laptop is making location irrelevant.
MEN: What about the electric typewriter didn't you like?
In the past this never bothered me, content as I was with my electric typewriter with all the features of a manual one.
When police entered, the electric typewriter was still on downstairs.
Illustrate the impact of a single labor-saving device by sharing the calculation that a full-time secretary who switches from a manual to an electric typewriter will reduce caloric expenditure enough to gain six pounds in a year's time.

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