Typing tidbits - rainbow ribbons
19 August 2011
Did you think those old red and black typewriter ribbons you may remember from the 1960s and 1970s were the limit of colour typewriting before the age of the computer and colour printing? Not so! Here’s an article from the Melbourne Argus way back in 1893 marveling at the invention of a multicolour ribbon and “the rainbow dance of the typewriter”. I must say, the "lady in prince-nez" providing the demonstration sounds rather formidable!
Look beyond the mainstream