Studyboppers Delight – 1970s Smith-Corona Typewriters

It’s hard to believe that in some of our lifetimes a typewriter was considered a great college study aid. It’s to tiny it can fit easily on the lap of that girl in that little tiny skirt!

1970s Smith-Corona Typewriters

1970s Smith-Corona Typewriters

Truth be told though, I recall with great clarify getting a typewriter as a child. I was determined to retype the entire encyclopedia. To this day I know far too much about Aardvarks, Aardwolves and Acacia. That was 1970-something and when electrics came around it quite an improvement even for us young “studyboppers” as the ad so eloquently calls them.



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4 responses to “Studyboppers Delight – 1970s Smith-Corona Typewriters

  1. Joy

    Oh gosh…. “Office Machines 101” ! I had to learn to type on a manual typewriter! I rec’d. a used manual typewriter for high school graduation to take to college. Everyone took a typewriter to college. Can you imagine?? I also took mini skirts to college. I did better with the mini skirts than with my classses! Ha! But learning to type one was one of the most important skills I learned in life!

  2. Joy

    P.S. I also remember using an ‘SCM’ Rotary Calculator… Now I don’t even know what that was!

  3. goodoldgirl

    I remember when an IBM Selectric was cutting edge technology. You could correct using backspace instead of liquid paper. It was amazing! ; )

    • Rob Slaven

      Yeah, when I got my first electric with a correction ribbon I remember being ludicrously thrilled. Now… well, times have changed. 🙂

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