Friday Follies: Obsolete Technology Joke

Circa 1937. You have to zoom in to read it.


New nutz Dorothy Weiser 1937

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5 Responses to Friday Follies: Obsolete Technology Joke

  1. Matt Noall says:

    Looks like the joke, “Now is the time for all good men to come to the aid of their country” but the ribbon ran out of ink….the equivalent to the ink cartridge running dry on your laser printer for all of those younger (oops, “age challenged,” readers).

    • Richard Schafer says:

      No, that’s just the lighting. You can see the end of the phrase in the shadowed area toward the right.

  2. Francis Eugene "Gene" PRATT, Institute Class of '56 says:

    I typed on several Underwood typewriters like that.
    How many of you have?

    Parenthetically, I believe it was a similar Underwood that proved the downfall of Alger Hiss in his trial.

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