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Historical Society of Haddonfield to display exhibit of manual typewriters

Antique manual typewriters from the first half of the 20th century will be on exhibit at the Historical Society of Haddonfield’s Greenfield Hall, 343 Kings Highway East starting Wednesday May 1 to Monday, September 30, 2024. Four are of American manufacture; three are German.

One of the German typewriters has punctuation keys with German and French usage. Information panels describe the typewriter time line, parts of these manual machines, pictures of early prototypes and the origin of the QWERTY key system. Interest in the manual typewriter has made a substantial comeback.

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The individual weights of these manual writers range from 9 pounds for the little Corona #3 which folds up to fit in its box to 34 pounds for The Iron Butterfly by Oliver, Chicago.

Public hours at Greenfield Hall are Monday, Wednesday, Friday from 1 to 4 p.m. Other hours are by appointment.

For more information contact the Historical Society of Haddonfield at 856-429-7375 or info@haddonfieldhistory.org


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