A Vintage Typewriter, Artfully Exploded

Just really quickly take a look at what goes into the creation of a mechanical typewriter. Todd McLellan took one apart and arranged the pieces as you see here (click for the larger version). I love the branch-looking bits that form the matrix for keydowns.

It reminds me of the Engineer Guy’s look at the elegant Selectric typewriter. I love these old things — I just wish they were still practical.

[via Flavor Wire]