10 de noviembre de 2012

poor people's typewriter

Back in the days, typewriters were precious and costly items. In Switzerland, someone came up with the idea to construct a typewriter for the less fortunate. The idea was simple: cut production costs by saving a certain number of keys. This way, the typewriter would become affordable for everybody. The market is good, it provides for everyone!

Here is an example of a poor people's typewriter, graciously provided by the Alfred R. Wepf collection:
Swissa Junior Swissa Junior   

5 comentarios:

  1. What is this, April Fools' Day in November? ;)

    1. Oh, are we in November already? :)

  2. Ah, the Swissa KȒN, 2 Lovely machine.

  3. Respuestas
    1. Three letters and one number were considered sufficient for the needs of poor people. Even with these limited means, they were required to uphold the same office standards as with fully equipped typewriters. They called it rationalization.