Film: 5238

Industry + Work | 1950 | Sound | B/W


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Instructional film for beginner typists. 1950's

Introduced by pioneer of type-writer teaching methods Maxwell Crooks - posed in stilted fashion lighting a cigarette. The rest is fairly dry technical demonstrations of special exercises. Including correct seating posture for women, and typing in rhythmic patterns, punctuated by faintly patronising nursery-rhyme reminders and cartoon diagrams. Man typing. Maxwell Crooks - expert, he talks about typing and typewriter. He lights cigarette. Student typists - sitting position. Student types in bare room. Fingering. Typing practise. Don't look at letter. Exercises. Learning the keyboard, some animated pictures, Margins, paper loading, warning bell, developing and practises of typing speeds. Typewriter.

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