What is this?
Red plastic rectangular typewriter (a); open keyboard with standard alphabet on black keys; two ribbon spools, each with orange button in center; red handle on back. Contoured, rectangular matte red plastic case (b), open on one side, into which typewriter slides; black rubber tab on each side of opening that attach to and secure typewriter.
Senior objects conservator Annie Hall opens up the case for the iconic Valentine typewriter, replaces the ribbon, and types a short message. This is a study object, not the same typewriter housed...
This object has been included in the following exhibitions:
- IDEO Selects: Works from the Permanent Collection, Friday, June 22, 2007 - Sunday, January 13, 2008