Thursday, March 30, 2017

Old School Change the Font

I ran across and old typeball for an IBM Selectric Typewriter a couple of weeks ago. These typewriters were manufactured from 1961 through 1984. They used a printhead element called a typeball to print with. They were nick named golf balls. These golf ball heads were used to set the font for whatever you were typing. They came in at least a dozen different fonts including Hebrew. If you wanted to change fonts you had to put on a different typeball. A big pain if you needed to change fonts in the middle of a sentence. Later models of the Selectric had some memory storage and were the forerunners of modern word processing using computers. God's light and love to all, chris This image was created using a Canon 7D MkII and a 100mm macro lens. Lighting was provided by four LED light panels. the typeball was placed upon a black sweep. The camera settings used were, AV mode, ISO 800, F13.0 at 1/100th of a sec. The camera was supported with a Manfrotto 190 XPRB tripod with a Bogen 3055 Heavy duty ballhead.#teamcanon


  1. When I first saw this I thought, is that a possible symbol for our information age planet? True knowledge seeks expression, and your reflection is commendably expressed. Thanks, Chris.

  2. Thank you very much for the insight, brucejamieson42. I hadn't thought about it thatway. I could work this image into being a really nice stock image.