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Typing Collection

Background imageTyping Collection: Advert for The Ford Typewriter

Advert for The Ford Typewriter. 1902

Background imageTyping Collection: Typing Pool

Typing Pool
Women working in a French typing pool

Background imageTyping Collection: Typing Pool / 1970S

Typing Pool / 1970S
A typing pool full of women typists

Background imageTyping Collection: Stationery, Charles Ware & Sons, Sails, Tents and Blinds

Stationery, Charles Ware & Sons, Sails, Tents and Blinds, High Street, Hull, Yorkshire. 1939

Background imageTyping Collection: Pitmans School, Southampton Row, London

Pitmans School, Southampton Row, London - School Building of the famous Secretarial School, teaching secretarial skills such as shorthand and typing

Background imageTyping Collection: Using typewriter

Using typewriter
The Lion, a pharmacy at Landskrona, Sweden, 1953. Date: 1953

Background imageTyping Collection: An early typing pool

An early typing pool
From the start, typing was perceived as the archetypal employment opportunity for women : this is the Typing Office of the Society for the Employment of Women

Background imageTyping Collection: A form feeding machine on a typewriter

A form feeding machine on a typewriter, to speed up repeated form typing in the office. Date: 1956

Background imageTyping Collection: Cartoon - sex before marriage?

Cartoon - sex before marriage?
"You won't marry a man who snores in bed? But darling, how are you going to find out?" An interesting comment on the question of sex before marriage. Date: circa 1940

Background imageTyping Collection: WW2 Valentines, Loves Me Knot!

WW2 Valentines, Loves Me Knot!
A WW2 Valentines greetings card, the illustration portrays a Royal Navy sailor typing a knot, the cherub Cupid points his arrow towards him. Date: circa 1940s

Background imageTyping Collection: Advert, The Royal Bar-Lock typewriter

Advert, The Royal Bar-Lock typewriter, Her Majesty's Typewriter Makers Date: 1900

Background imageTyping Collection: Advertisement for new Blickensderfer lightweight typewriter. Showing typewriter and extended keys

Advertisement for new Blickensderfer lightweight typewriter. Showing typewriter and extended keys. The typewriter was being offered with a week's free trial

Background imageTyping Collection: Advert, Smith Premier, Three Typewriters in One

Advert, Smith Premier, Three Typewriters in One. Date: 1907

Background imageTyping Collection: Bill Wainwright, journalist and Communist Party member

Bill Wainwright, journalist and Communist Party member
William (Bill) Wainwright (1908-2000), journalist, pamphleteer and member of the Communist Party of Great Britain. He became the CPGB Assistant Secretary in 1956

Background imageTyping Collection: Comic postcard, Man and woman with typewriter

Comic postcard, Man and woman with typewriter in an office Date: 20th century

Background imageTyping Collection: Comic postcard, Man trying to type a letter

Comic postcard, Man trying to type a letter Date: 20th century

Background imageTyping Collection: Russians wearing gas-masks in precaution of a chemical warfare attack

Russians wearing gas-masks in precaution of a chemical warfare attack, various scenes as people go about their daily work. Date: 1932

Background imageTyping Collection: Early form of typewriter by Hall, USA 1885

Early form of typewriter by Hall, USA 1885
An early form of inexpensive, portable typewriter by Hall, USA. Date: 1885

Background imageTyping Collection: Businessman dictating to secretary 1903

Businessman dictating to secretary 1903
Businessman dictating to secretary. Date: 1903

Background imageTyping Collection: Typing pool, Ministry of Pensions, Westminster House

Typing pool, Ministry of Pensions, Westminster House
Typing pool at the Ministry of Pensions, Westminster House, London

Background imageTyping Collection: Advert for Royal Bar-Lock Typewriter

Advert for Royal Bar-Lock Typewriter
Advertisement for the Royal Bar-Lock Typewriter, showing Old Father Time driving it like a car. 1903

Background imageTyping Collection: ROYAL TYPEWRITER

ROYAL TYPEWRITER
A typist using a Royal manual typewriter. Date: 1930s

Background imageTyping Collection: WOMENS TYPING OFFICE

WOMENS TYPING OFFICE
From the start, typing was perceived as the archetypal employment opportunity for women : this is the Typing Office of the Society for the Employment of Women Date: 1889

Background imageTyping Collection: TYPING POOL, 1889

TYPING POOL, 1889
The Type-writing Office young ladies find respectable employment in the Victorian precursor of the typing pool Date: 1889

Background imageTyping Collection: Blind Typists - Royal Normal College, Upper Norwood

Blind Typists - Royal Normal College, Upper Norwood
Blind Typists - Royal Normal College for the Blind, Westow Street, Upper Norwood, London. Taking down a telephone message in shorthand

Background imageTyping Collection: Elizabeth Asquith at work

Elizabeth Asquith at work
Elizabeth Charlotte Lucy Asquith (1897-1945), later Princess Bibesco, English writer, daughter of British Prime Minister Herbert Asquith and his second wife, Margot

Background imageTyping Collection: Monotype keyboard operator at a printing works

Monotype keyboard operator at a printing works
Monotype Keyboards at the Lund Humphries Printing Works. The operators readily surmount the problems posed by complicated mathmatical formulae or even composition in Arabic or Hebrew

Background imageTyping Collection: Typing Pool 1960S

Typing Pool 1960S
Typists working away at their electric typewriters in the company Typing Pool. Date: late 1960s

Background imageTyping Collection: Suzy Menkes - editor of Cambridge Varsity magazine

Suzy Menkes - editor of Cambridge Varsity magazine
Suzy Menkes (born 1943), British journalist and lead fashion writer for the International Herald Tribune since 1988. Pictured here at the age of 22 as a third-year student at Newnham College

Background imageTyping Collection: World Champion Typist - Albert Tangora

World Champion Typist - Albert Tangora
Albert Tangora (1903 1978) set the world speed record for sustained typing on a manual keyboard for one hour, 147 words per minute, on October 22, 1923

Background imageTyping Collection: Boy on 80S Computer

Boy on 80S Computer
A boy sits at a desk typing on his Commodore 64 keyboard. A printer, joystick and lamp sit on the desk. Two televisions and a strange model of a mushroom are in the background

Background imageTyping Collection: Susi - with kitten and typewriter

Susi - with kitten and typewriter. 1950s

Background imageTyping Collection: Susi - with manual typewriter

Susi - with manual typewriter
Susi - standing on top of a manual typewriter, her back paws on the keys. 1950s

Background imageTyping Collection: The Nose Game - Commercial Nose E2

The Nose Game - Commercial Nose E2, Denotes Shrewdness. 1927

Background imageTyping Collection: Air crash investigation, clerical staff at work

Air crash investigation, clerical staff at work
Air crash investigation, three clerical staff at work in an office. Date: 1960s

Background imageTyping Collection: Dail Mail / Typing Story

Dail Mail / Typing Story
An office at the Daily Mail showing a story being wired to Manchester for duplicating in the Manchester edition. Date: 1950 s

Background imageTyping Collection: Ellis Ashmead-Bartlett writing a despatch, Dardanelles, WW1

Ellis Ashmead-Bartlett writing a despatch, Dardanelles, WW1
Ellis Ashmead-Barlett (1881-1931), British war correspondent, pictured at his typewriter resting on ammunition boxes after the landing at Anafarta, writing a despatch

Background imageTyping Collection: Margaret Mitchell

Margaret Mitchell (1900-1949), American author best known for Gone with the Wind, pictured hard at work at her typewriter. Date: 1937

Background imageTyping Collection: Typewriting class 1895

Typewriting class 1895
Lavender Hill Boarding School, typewriting class, 1895 Date: 1895

Background imageTyping Collection: War Office letter to Mrs G G Ranstead

War Office letter to Mrs G G Ranstead, from the Director General of Mobilization, concerned the expected demobilisation of men who enlisted in 1914 and 1915. 11 June 1919

Background imageTyping Collection: Computer operators

Computer operators
A female operator checks the terminal of a large IBM computer. Photograph by Heinz Zinram

Background imageTyping Collection: New Worker - Fisher & Ludlows, Tipton

New Worker - Fisher & Ludlows, Tipton
A photograph taken for an advertisement for the Daily Mirror of the type of New Worker the paper was trying to attract into its readership

Background imageTyping Collection: Poster advertising the Williams Typewriter

Poster advertising the Williams Typewriter, operated by a geisha in traditional dress

Background imageTyping Collection: Various Titanic items

Various Titanic items
Various items from RMS Titanic, namely receipts for meals and typing, a headed letter card, a restaurant card, and a box of matches

Background imageTyping Collection: Receipt and ticket from the Titanic

Receipt and ticket from the Titanic
A receipt for typing charges, a rebate for meals, and a Turkish Bath ticket stub from the ill-fated passenger liner Titanic

Background imageTyping Collection: Learning to Type

Learning to Type
A young woman learns to type at a secretarial school, on a massive manual machine

Background imageTyping Collection: Typist of the Twenties

Typist of the Twenties
A typist of the twenties

Background imageTyping Collection: Typing a Letter / 1960S

Typing a Letter / 1960S
A young woman wears her hair in a short, fashionable bouffant style typical of the 1960s. The sides and back are angular, with soft curls on the top



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