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National Public Radio
The Chronicle of Higher Education
"Keyboard aficionados from five
reminiscing at The Classic Typewriter Page."
--Newsweek, October 13, 1997
"Whether you're a collector,
or someone who's never seen a real typewriter
this site is a rare treat - a genuine time
capsule from a lost world."
"QWERTYious typists will
delight in the key-tapping pleasures of
The Classic Typewriter Page, tribute to the
marvelous mechanical writing machine
that has been all but whited-out by the advent
of the word processor..."
--Lycos Top 5%
"Anyone with an office
supplies fetish will want to stop and sigh
over the beautiful machines pictured and
-- Daniel Akst, Los Angeles Times, March