Typewriter Toys

A walk through any toy store will reveal dozens of toy computers, laptops, cell phones and even tables. Back in the day though, we had toy typewriters.


Two things struck me when I ran across this toy in a local antique mall last weekend: the fact that it’s a typewriter, and the fact that it’s made of metal and covered with sharp edges. The thought of selling a children’s toy today made out of metal and covered with sharp edges seems foreign to us, but back in the day it was actually pretty normal.

I thought about picking this up before I saw the price tag, at which point I realized I could probably buy at least 50 used typewriters for the same amount of money.

Rob O'Hara

I'm into old video games, old arcade games, old computer games, writing, photography, computer/network security, and of course, the 1980s!

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