The Typewriter: A Recorded History

by | Jul 14, 2010 | Blog, Improve your writing | 0 comments

For anyone who ever loved a typewriter. Take a look at this recitation of the sounds of 62 different typewriters made between the 1890s and 1979, which I found over at Meanjin’s blog Spiked. Yes, that’s Michael Winslow performing the astonishing sound effects. It’s like listening to a time capsule. For his next trick, I wonder if he could reproduce the sounds of the diverse computer keyboards I’ve used in the past 20 years?

History of the typewriter recited by Michael Winslow from SansGil—Gil Cocker on Vimeo.

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