Hand Typewriter (Apr, 1936)

Hand Typewriter

AN Austrian inventor has made this machine, in which types on his gloved hands take the place of the usual writing mechanism.

8 comments
  1. rick s. says: August 27, 201011:29 am

    I wonder what his word per minute count was and how well he could align those letters. I can’t imagine anyone using this for anything other than a stunt. Now I’ve seen everything so I suppose I can finally throw my glasses out!

    Rick

  2. jayessell says: August 27, 201012:43 pm

    “For when cutting out letters from magazines for your ransom note won’t do.”

  3. Tim says: August 27, 20105:05 pm

    Doubles as brass knuckles.
    Do NOT get in to a fight with that guy!
    You’ll find that words CAN hurt you!

  4. Toronto says: August 27, 20105:31 pm

    Was the guy’s name Etaoin Shrdlu?

  5. Repack Rider says: August 28, 20109:02 am

    Add upper case, punctuation and numbers, and you need a couple of dozen fingers.

    That’s like reinventing the wheel as a triangle.

  6. Mike says: August 28, 201011:24 am

    A “Machine”? I think “rings” are a better term.

  7. Don says: August 28, 20105:03 pm

    It makes me think of these three letters:

    W
    T
    F

  8. ReginaPhalange says: August 31, 20101:21 pm

    This Austrian, whoever he is/was, invented a solution to a problem that didn’t exist. This is like that kid (wish I knew his name) who invented hangers that collapse so you can pull your shirt off of them instead of undoing a button and removing them like a civilized human being.

    On a less serious note, the comments that have been posted so far have almost made me LOL.

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