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About the Author

Michael Adler grew up in Australia, and now lives with his wife Linda in England, where they have raised their family of three children.
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Product Details

  • Series: From Creed to Qwerty
  • Hardcover: 208 pages
  • Publisher: Schiffer Publishing (1997)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0764301322
  • ISBN-13: 978-0764301322
  • Product Dimensions: 8.8 x 1 x 11.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 3.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,152,578 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By A Customer on December 28, 1998
Format: Hardcover
Great photos, but not much more information than The Writing Machine. You will find magnificent color photos of nearly all the collectible typewriters. Prices sometimes seems not to reflect market conditions.
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Michael Adler is a recognized authority on and collector of antique typewriters and has produced an excellent volume with thorough text, drawings and many color photographs of antique machines, printed on coated paper. The book also has a good bibliography and index. If you have any interest whatsoever in old typewriters and related machines, you should own this book Antique Typewriters: From Creed to QWERTY.
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If you are interested in the history of the typewriter, stripped of its nationalistic slants, its inadequate or erroneous previous histories, and beautifully illustrated, you must add this book to your collection. A sequel, in a sense, to Adler's first book, this briefly touches on the historical background then details the great and not so great machines from the earliest inventors to the last. It's an important work about one of the most important technological developments of the last several hundred years. Here you see it, and are able to realize and appreciate it as a tool, an artwork, and a mechanical marvel. Be sure to read his first book as well!
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Michel Adler has done us a great favour by collecting antique typewriters and by conveying their history in such a learned and entertaining way. His amazing photos show that many of the antique writing machines were objects of great beauty and advanced mechanical ingenuity - especially the Malling-Hansen Writing Ball.
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I have a collection of 80-plus antique typewriters, and I noticed that many other collectors reference this book, so I ordered a copy for myself. It's a great book with lots of information about the typewriters in my collection and their potential values.
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