Hammacher Schlemmer Introduces The Classic Manual Typewriter

Feb 28, 2012, 10:53 ET from Hammacher Schlemmer

NEW YORK, Feb. 28, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Continuing its 164-year history of offering the Best, the Only and the Unexpected, Hammacher Schlemmer introduces The Classic Manual Typewriter, recalling the mechanical word processors used by Ernest Hemingway, Jack Kerouac, and other great writers.

Unlike lesser refurbished models, The Classic Manual Typewriter is newly manufactured to the exact standards of the originals, complete with seven tab stops, adjustable line spacing, and a backspace key.

The 44-key machine produces 88 symbols in 10-characters-per-inch in Pica 87 font—the typeface used to compose some of the greatest novels, screenplays, and poems of the 19th and 20th centuries.

"The Classic Manual Typewriter's keys produce the same click-clacking sound that some writers claim fosters creativity and it is ideal for addressing envelopes, creating labels, or filling out forms," explained Hammacher Schlemmer's General Manager Fred Berns.

The Classic Manual Typewriter has a lightweight plastic housing, a hardshell carrying case, and comes with a black and red spool ribbon.

The Classic Manual Typewriter is available from Hammacher Schlemmer for $199.95. For more information about this product, please visit www.hammacher.com/81898 or contact Trish Hammond at (847) 581-8987 or via e-mail at pr@hammacher.com .

About Hammacher Schlemmer
Hammacher Schlemmer is America's longest running catalog, offering the Best, the Only and the Unexpected since 1848. The company provides unique products that solve problems or represent the only one of their kind, backing all products with The Hammacher Schlemmer Lifetime Guarantee. Hammacher Schlemmer's innovative offerings are available through its catalog, website, and its famed landmark store on East 57th Street in New York City.



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