Posted 10 years ago
You may associate Singer with sewing machines, but they also made portable typewriters in the 1960s. My Singer is a pretty aqua color, all metal case with plastic keys, it was the Scholastic T-2 Model and retailed for $49.95. This is real similar to the one I had in high school, only mine was a Smith Corola. I have the carrying case for my Singer, instruction folder and an advertising brochure. The brochure (printed in 1963) states: An amazing Singer value. Weights only 11 lbs. 4 oz. yet is strudily designed for years of hard use. Incorporates many fine feathers found only in the higher priced machines! Singer made two other more expensive models, the Graduate T-31 Model $79.95 and theProfessional T-62 Model for $99.95. In my high school typing class in 1969, there were only 3 electric typewriters and only the those who could type the fastest were able to use them. I only typed 65 WPM, so never made it to the electrics! Typewriter are becoming popular again today. I even saw a wedding idea that had a typewriter for guests to type a message to the bridge and groom!