Classic Typewriter Page

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The Flying Oliver welcomes you
to the strange and beautiful world of antique writing machines.
Explore and enjoy ...

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This site is maintained by Richard Polt. If you'd like to write to me, please check my FAQ first. My contact information is here.

The Typewriter Revolution is a user's manual for the 21st-century typewriter insurgency.

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This site first went online on December 9, 1995. It reached one million hits on April 30, 2010.



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"Two of the site's greatest strengths reveal themselves
immediately on the home page -- specifically, spartan
design and abundant, quality illustration."
--Jim Regan, The Christian Science Monitor

"Keyboard aficionados from five continents enjoy
reminiscing at The Classic Typewriter Page."
--Newsweek, October 13, 1997

"Whether you're a collector, an admirer
or someone who's never seen a real typewriter before,
this site is a rare treat - a genuine time capsule from a lost world."
--The Passenger

"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 described here."
--AOL NetFind

-- Daniel Akst, Los Angeles Times, March 13, 1996