manufacturing a manual portable typewriter
in today's market? Does the "need" even exist?
The answer to both questions is, YES!
I have been in the
office equipment industry
for many years. When I witnessed the cessation of manual (and)
electric portable manufacturing by Smith Corona, I figured, "This is truly the end for this type of equipment."
If there is a resurrection, Why?
About five years
ago we saw three familiar sounding machines on the market. And, there
was also a machine made in India available.
After having witnessed a pleasant resurgence in interest concerning the "lowly" manual portable, I must say the list of new machines
has narrowed once more
This type of machine will never have the renown it once had, but there are many reasons for it's rebirth.
People still find the manual portable desirable when and where there is no electricity. Some folks just miss the mechanical
action, or "feel" of the machine. Some of the more mature citizens, just don't want to mess with the electronic machines.
Some people can "think" better when creating material while using the mechanical writing machine. There are many
However, These machines are now out
The Olivetti Lettera 25 and Lettera 35 are deceased
The Olympia Traveller C is deceased
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