Boston Typewriter Orchestra. Is that a thing?


Alex Holman, first tenor Smith-Corona, Boston Typewriter Orchestra

Alex Holman, first tenor Smith-Corona, Boston Typewriter Orchestra

Seems to be.

I note they use non-typewriter bells instead of the return bell on the typewriter. Bells fell out of favor with later electrics. Is that a problem?

Do activities like this preserve the culture of the typewriter, or burn out actual working typewriters at greater speed? The eternal problem of art versus conservation.

Tip of the old scrub brush to The Good Men Project.

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4 Responses to Boston Typewriter Orchestra. Is that a thing?

  1. Ed Darrell says:

    Thank you for the link to the ledger typewriter!

    Did you see my tweet? I haven’t done anything here at the blog about my Wyoming find.

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  2. Antique Underwood Cast Iron Ledger Typewriter

    https://imgur.com/gallery/M82e9

    Antique Underwood ledger typewriter from IMGUR

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  3. Ed Darrell says:

    Here’s Jerry Lewis doing a pantomime to one version of Leroy Anderson’s “Typewriter Song.”

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  4. Reminds me of “The Typewriter Song!”

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