Tuch-Rite Self Teaching Course

Tuch-Rite Self Teaching Course

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In a world before copying machines and computers, every letter, memo, and report had to be typed many times. If you made one mistake, you typed it again. Secretaries drafted, corrected, and retyped in an almost endless loop. Offices had typing pools (dozens of women) making enough perfect copies for everyone. There was no backspace key!
Typewriters were expensive. You could practice at home by using the Tuch-Rite keyboard and listening to instructions on the vinyl record that came with it.
Object Name
typewriting course
Physical Description
paper, plastic (overall material)
printed (overall production method/technique)
overall: 1 in x 13 in x 13 in; 2.54 cm x 33.02 cm x 33.02 cm
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
Credit Line
Gift of Louise Marler
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Work and Industry: Retail and Marketing
Exhibition Location
National Museum of American History
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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