This beautiful illustration comes from the “Instructions for Operation and Care” manual of the Remington Noiseless 8 Desk Model. Produced from 1932 to 1941, this sharp, art deco typewriter was the laptop / tablet PC hybrid of its day. Advertised both for the sturdiness of a desktop typewriter with the “portability” of a smaller one. The concept of lugging one of these around is fun to think about. While a brochure for the machine marketed it as the first affordable noiseless typewriter, it originally sold for $105. Doesn't sound like much? Today it would cost $1,733.
It's a neat reminder of how far we've come – imagine living in 1935 and writing your dream novel or screenplay on one of these. Without the ability to surf Reddit or Facebook, I might actually get some work done.
Follow the instructions on the Hemingway download post to have it printed for a dollar and set in a $5 frame from Wal-Mart. The file is sized to be printed to fit in a 11×14 frame. You'll need to print on ledger size paper, which is 11×17, then cut off the excess using the border I built in.
If you make one I’d love to see it!