The Gregg publishing company published a very popular series
of typewriter course books. In 1923 they supported their Rational
Typewriting course with a series of 78 rpm records with tunes in ever
faster rythms to help typists increase their speed.
(see picture series 1)
To download a sound
sample of these recordings as an mp3 file right click the link
and save the target file to your hard disk.
The Smith Premier company published a new edition of its
Modern Typewriting and Manual of Office Procedure with each new
model of the machine. The books not only contain a complete manual
for the different Smith Premier models, but also guidelines for
work in the office, including the use of duplicators, pigeon holes
etc. etc. (see series 2)
The third picture series shows some images from a number of other
courses, like the Van Sant system for Touch Typewriting and 'Ornamental