Old to New: Typewriters

Last week I stumbled upon the USB Typewriter etsy shop and my jaw dropped! Jack Zylkin has invented a Typewriter Convertor process that turns any manual typewriter into a keyboard for your computer! He sells ready to purchase typewriters or you can buy a kit and do it yourself! I think these would be awesome for hotel/B&B lobby computers or electronic guestbooks at a shop... something memorable to catch your eye! Or if you're a modern Angela Landsbury, use it for writing a book the semi-old school way!

31 comments:

  1. that is amazing! I definitely agree with your tag of rachel on twitter! seems like she'd totally benefit! these are a great way to showcase a beautiful collection and make them functional!

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  2. I'm in LOVE! I want that so bad. I've been scouring the thrift stores for a pretty old typewriter, and maybe this is what I should do when I find one!

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  3. So awesome! Now, I know what to do with my old typewriter.

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  4. That's such an awesome idea! Who would have guessed? :)

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  5. Holy Moley! That's just wonderful. I would love to have a set up like this in my home. I absolutely love the sound the keys make when you are typing...that alone is enough reason for me to convert :)

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  6. this is the most amazing thing I've seen in a long long time

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  7. Oh gosh that is a TERRIFIC idea. Brill! I really think I'm going to have to get one.

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  8. That is the coolest thing~ thanks for sharing!

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  9. that's REALLY cute for looks!

    xo.
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  10. OMG that is just COOL! Now I must resist the urge to get me one! :)

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  11. EEEEEEEEEE! That's amazing, want so much :D

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  12. great now I can tweet in Super slow motion

    adholes.com

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  13. How cool is that!!! I just bought the most amazing typewriter the other day, although I highly doubt I will ever be able to use it, let alone attach it to a computer, seeing as it's at least 100 years old.

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  14. Perfect for my 84 year old mother, who last used a computer in 1995. Good way to coax her on line!

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  15. Ok its cool. so where do you get it and how doy you get it installed

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  16. WHAT THE WHAT!?! omg this is the coolest thing ive EVER SEEN.

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  17. OMG!!! that is really surprising. I've never thought typewriters in this way.

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  18. If you've ever watched Max Headroom (20 minutes into the future!) you've seen computers with old fashioned manual typewriter keyboards - 20 minutes into the future indeed!

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  19. In order to convert an electric typewriter to USB for connection, would you have to also convert to battery operation or could you just use the electric connection that is there?

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  20. @Anonymous, Sorry, I'm not sure. Try asking Jack (the designer) through his Etsy page :)

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  21. I have the same typewriter as the one you used for the typewriter keyboard. Love!

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  22. So the things are being change according to the time...

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  23. Fabulous Sharing!
    I am glad to known about such nice typewriters. I enjoyed to read your post which is really good read to me.

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  24. Wow Nice Sharing!
    I really enjoyed to read your post in which you shared interesting information.

    Thanks for nice sharing!

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