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Dennis Swartz
Full Circle Property Management - Columbus, OH
MBA, GRI...experience counts!

old-school texting device?

 

PS-I had that exact model.

Feb 26, 2016 10:43 PM
Rainmaker
5,571,310
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

I loved using a manual typewriter.... but then the electric one surfaces and it was like getting a bonus!!! 

Feb 26, 2016 10:20 PM
Rainmaker
3,069,934
Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

A doorstop??!! 

Feb 26, 2016 10:17 PM
Rainmaker
4,055,271
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

I do remember and I remember using it. 

Feb 26, 2016 10:15 PM
Rainmaker
882,427
Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

A recording device for the audio impaired?

Feb 26, 2016 10:10 PM
Rainmaker
415,391
Katina Hargrove 352-551-0308
Stake Your Land Realty, Inc. - Eustis, FL
Broker/Owner, GRI,SFR, REALTOR®

Oh, yes, my grandmother made it mandatory that I learn how to type. She said that it was essential in getting a good job.

Mar 01, 2016 10:04 PM
Rainmaker
4,884,514
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

I remember the typewriter well, and sometimes still miss it.  

Feb 28, 2016 12:21 AM
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Yes, had one myself for years!

Feb 27, 2016 08:03 PM
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TeamCHI - Complete Home Inspections, Inc.
Complete Home Inspections, Inc. - Brentwood, TN
Home Inspectons - Nashville, TN area - 615.661.029

 I know that I'm dating myself, however I do remember these older transcription devices.

Feb 27, 2016 05:57 PM
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Melissa Jackson
Century 21 Alliance Properties - Azle, TX
Helping You Make The Right Move

Been a while since I've seen a typewriter.

Feb 27, 2016 02:23 PM
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Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

OH yes, Anthony Acosta - that's where 'QUERTY' keyboard comes from..

Feb 27, 2016 02:19 PM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

I may have one of those out in the garage.

Feb 27, 2016 01:16 PM
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Patricia Kennedy
RLAH Real Estate - Washington, DC
Home in the Capital

Wow!  I remember those.  

Feb 27, 2016 12:37 PM
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Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO

Now there's a blast from the past. I did learn to type on one of these, but it was a more compact model and a bit more up to date than the one pictured. 

Feb 27, 2016 11:40 AM
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Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

I have one older than the one in that photo that my parents used when I was born. It is an old Underwood. 

Feb 27, 2016 11:28 AM
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Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville

I typed many a term paper on a manual typewriter.

Feb 27, 2016 11:16 AM
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Chris Ann Cleland
Long and Foster REALTORS®, Gainesville, VA - Bristow, VA
Associate Broker, Bristow, VA

The reason I had to have all my college term papers mapped out on paper before sitting down to type them up.  Correction tape with like magic.  

Feb 27, 2016 09:37 AM
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Noah Seidenberg
Coldwell Banker - Evanston, IL
Chicagoland and Suburbs (800) 858-7917

I remember the old typewriter days.

Feb 27, 2016 08:25 AM
Rainmaker
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Tony Lewis
Summit Real Estate Group - Valencia, CA
Summit Real Estate Santa Clarita & Aliso Viejo

I had one similar to it,  Best door stop ever.

Feb 27, 2016 07:21 AM
Rainmaker
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David Gibson CNE, 719-304-4684 ~ Colorado Springs Relocation
Colorado Real Estate Advisers LLC - Colorado Springs, CO
Relocation, Luxury & Lifestyle residential

Anthony,
My dad, a surveyor, would come home at night and pound away on one of those. Preferred it to an electric.

Feb 27, 2016 06:34 AM
Rainmaker
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Sybil Campbell
Fernandina Beach, FL
Referral Agent Amelia Island Florida

It is what I learned to type on a manual type writer.

Feb 27, 2016 04:29 AM
Rainmaker
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John Pusa
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Crest - Glendale, CA
Your All Time Realtor With Exceptional Service

Anthony Acosta I kind of remember this typewriter.

Feb 27, 2016 03:32 AM
Rainmaker
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Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

Yes, only because I watched Mad Men

Feb 27, 2016 03:27 AM
Rainmaker
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

Well it has a keyboard, but no screen.  I'm guessing the first bluetooth enabled keyboard, but I don't see any function keys.

Just kidding, I know what this is.  I learned typing on a similar one and actually had the briefcase portable model growing up.

Feb 27, 2016 03:19 AM
Rainmaker
4,799,481
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

Sure, it's a mechanical word processor.

Feb 27, 2016 03:19 AM
Rainmaker
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

I have a paper weight just like that

Feb 27, 2016 03:18 AM
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Mary Yonkers
Alan Kells School of Real Estate/Howard Hanna Real Estate - Erie, PA
Erie/PA Real Estate Instructor

Did you find that in my attic Anthony Acosta ?

Feb 27, 2016 02:52 AM
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Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Ha ha. I used to have an IBM Selectric and I used it in college years ago

Feb 27, 2016 01:49 AM
Rainmaker
1,635,542
Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Lend Smart Mortgage, Llc. - Carlsbad, CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

Isn't that the Lektor that James Bond is looking for?

 

Feb 27, 2016 01:10 AM
Rainmaker
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Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

I had typing class in junior high.

Feb 27, 2016 12:55 AM
Rainmaker
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Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Property Manager

That's way more modern than the one I had in typing class.  

Feb 27, 2016 12:54 AM
Rainmaker
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Jeff Pearl
RE/MAX Distinctive / LIC in VA - Lovettsville, VA
Full Service Full Time Realtor

I think ours was an old Underwood.

Feb 27, 2016 12:53 AM
Rainer
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Val Evans
Scottsdale, AZ

I can do 145 wpm on those machines with very few errors. 

Feb 27, 2016 12:24 AM
Rainmaker
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Brenda J. Andrew
ULTIMA REAL ESTATE - Corpus Christi, TX
Professional Realtor in Corpus Christi, TX

Yes, my mom had one and I learned to type on it!  Loved it!

Feb 26, 2016 11:58 PM
Rainmaker
290,569
Allie Angeloni
Long Realty - Oro Valley, AZ

Yes, I definitely remember using one, and was super-excited to get an electric typewriter, and then a word processor, and then 'the sky' was the limit!  Talk about it's "Come a Long Way, Baby!" Anthony Acosta!!  

Feb 26, 2016 11:50 PM
Rainmaker
1,149,109
Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

Nothing beat Selectric. Feds require one form to be typed and libraries all are required to have one for use.  

Feb 26, 2016 11:25 PM
Rainmaker
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FN LN
Toronto, ON

They are still handy if you need to fill out a non-computerized form that needs to be typed.

Feb 26, 2016 11:20 PM
Rainmaker
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Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Yes.  I learned to type on my Grandmother's Royal typewriter.  

Feb 26, 2016 11:15 PM
Rainmaker
5,526,281
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Anthony,

Yes, we had an IBM Selectric in the Office that could erase sentences, and you could change the font heads. the latest and greatest.  We used it to fill out Standard Industrial Leases, before everything was on line....LOL A

Feb 26, 2016 11:03 PM
Rainmaker
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Raymond E. Camp
Ontario, NY
Licensed Real Estate Salesperson Greater Rochester

I remember taking a class on how to use it; and now hen peck away!

Feb 26, 2016 10:52 PM
Rainmaker
474,669
Colleen Fischesser Northwest Property Shop
RE/MAX Advantage | Managing Broker - Chelan, WA
A Tradition of Trust in the Pacific NW since 1990!

Haha, YUP! Couldn't wait to buy my own. I also have such fond memories of typing class in highschool.

Feb 26, 2016 10:37 PM
Rainmaker
6,543,976
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

My little portable got me through college and law school.

Feb 26, 2016 10:29 PM
Rainmaker
468,799
Dan Pittsenbarger
Keller Williams Western Realty - Bellingham, WA
Improving Conditions

Yep - love the sound. Have a terrific weekend.

Feb 26, 2016 10:29 PM
Rainmaker
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Michael J. Perry
KW Elite - Lancaster, PA
Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist

A mini piano ?

Feb 26, 2016 10:28 PM
Rainmaker
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Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Anthony Acosta Sure do remember using a manual typewriter.

Feb 26, 2016 10:24 PM
Rainmaker
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Donald Urschalitz
Lubeck Realty Group - Jupiter, FL
P.A. Realtor ABR RSPS North Palm Beach County

Sure do that is how I learned to type.

Feb 26, 2016 10:19 PM