A Detailed Animated Tour Inside a Mechanical Typewriter

Jake O’Neal of Animagraffs used descriptive language and detailed animation to offer a thorough tour of a mechanical typewriter from the early 20th Century. The animation visually dissects every part while O’Neal explains the purpose of each component.

Featuring more metal parts than a Terminator robot, but using exactly zero electricity, this mechanical typewriter is a wonder from recent history!

Animated Tour Mechanical Typewriter
Lori Dorn
Lori Dorn

Lori is a Laughing Squid Contributing Editor based in New York City who has been writing blog posts for over a decade. She also enjoys making jewelry, playing guitar, taking photos and mixing craft cocktails.