I still miss my IBM Selectric III that my wife made me donate to the church sale last year. I paid a thousand dollars for that machine in 1975. That would be like 5K now?
I loved the Chiclets keys and learned to type in the seventh grade. It was a useful ability when I was in the army. Most guys couldn’t type in those ancient days and while my buddies were sweeping barracks, cutting grass and cleaning the bathrooms, I was inside in the air conditioned office typing orders for the First Sergeant at Fort Campbell, KY in 1970. 101 Airborne.
At least I could do envelopes with it. I had over 20 different type font balls that I could use. Just found the Old English ball the other day. Too late, into the trash it goes.
The old uptypesetting Sarge