Lady Typewriter

Commenced in 1997 and believed to be the first antique typewriter related "Virtual Museum" and "Virtual Library" on the web.

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Virtual Library

Virtual Museum



Antique Typewriters by Lady Typewriter


to Lady Typewriter, a pioneering web site representing collectors of antique typewriters in Great Britain. On this site you will find information about antique typewriters and my virtual museum of related items categorised in many sections such as "Timeline", "Virtual Museum”, "Virtual Library" and “Type-Basket”. It was commenced in 1997 and believed to be the first antique typewriter related virtual museum and virtual library on the web.

My interest in antique typewriters began when I purchased a word processor (electronic typewriter) in the early 1980's. Typing was certainly different on these "new" machines when I compared them to the ones I used in the 60's and 70's. I wondered what the antique typewriters were like in the early 1900's? Or at the turn of the century? When they were invented? How had these antique machines changed? I was hooked on collecting, and the more I found out, the more interested I became.

The information I gathered could easily have formed a section in a museum. To make it more accessible I decided to create a virtual museum with my information.

I hope you enjoy your virtual tour of my site on antique typewriters. You can access the sections by following the links at the top of the page. As the virtual museum and virtual library are of particular interest to most visitors, the table below may help you quickly find the items you're looking for.

Virtual Museum

Virtual Library

Postcard Album


Antique Ribbon Tin Exhibition


Gallery of Antique Typewriters

Magazines and Forums

Showcase of Typing Sundries

Lady with Royal Typewriter