This book presents the most comprehensive collection of antique and collectible office technology that has appeared to date. 645 beautiful color photos capture the marvelous mechanical inventions that paved the way for the electronic age of computers. See an incredible array of typewriters, adding machines, calculators, check protectors, copiers, duplicators, coin changers, and dictating machines. Items like ribbon tins, medals and awards, novelties, and office-related toys bring offices of the past to life, along with ephemera such as books, catalogs, correspondence, legal documents, magazines, and original patents. Detailed captions, historical data, and helpful pricing information make this book a must for any collector interested in office-related antiques and evolution of technology!