Anyone on here use actual typewriters? Manual? Electric? Maybe a bit of memory? But nothing attached to a computer, CPU, etc.
I know people still use these. I haven't even looked for one at second hand stores (great place to find Gregg Shorthand books for me--sometimes).
If you have one, there is a Rational Typewriting 1902 manual available free on the web ( greggshorthand.proboards.com/post/4066 ) that might help, but it does show the upper portion of key instruction and you can skip that I suppose.
The Gregg Writer's had a section for typwriting, but some of it was for office work.
I do like the adds in the Gregg Writers for typewriters like this one:
"Gregg Shorthand had achieved the most extraordinary success ever attained by any system in the history of shorthand." John Robert Gregg, 1922
From a 1915 Shorthand magazine. These might have been nice when I tried manual typewriters, my fingernails always broke. Of course, I don't know if these are that great and just a gimmick. It's just an ad in the magazine.
I remember a typing teacher (yes, typing on a typewriter, not keyboard--that came later when the schools could afford them), said she had a teacher who would go around the classroom and clip the students nails down if they extended beyond the tips of the flesh.
If you want additional practice, this looks like it was a at home study guide to be a better typist for business. No "how to learn to type" lessons, but reviews of the keyboards and even TIMING exercises you can take to see you WPM. There are also letter heads, etc.. Plus lots of tips if you use a typewriter but never had formal instruction on using one.
This book might be more of interest to those who use typewriters or like them. There are various drawings of typewriters that were out at that time (1891). It does give tips to shorthand and typewriters as well. It does mention the Pitman and even shows a drawing of Isaac Pitman.
Another book with a lot of typing tips when using a typewriter. It shows how to insert index cards and type on them, envelopes, even how to draw horizontal and vertical lines. Plus sitting techniques and other items.
Typewriting techniques and short cuts with 10-minute timed writings, Third Edition (book) by Lenore Fenton MacClain and J. Frank Dame