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Title: Typewriter
Item Name: Communication
Maker: Smith-Corona


'Viceroy' portable typewriter in a brown plastic case with white handle. It still has instruction book and spare ribbon included. There is also a buff coloured hard backed book 'Pitman's Business Typewriting' by Frederick Heelis ,dated 1935. It has a cord attached to the front so the whole thing can stand up on its own in order to work through the exercises. Part of a number of items belonging to Mrs Gertrude Jane Fletcher (deceased) and donated by her daughter. Taken from Hanover Grange, Bridlington. Mrs Flecher was born in York and grew up there. She left school before taking any exams and got a job with the railways. They gave her day release to go back to school and do her exams - she did really well. In her late teens she worked for Barcleys bank, and she became the first lady banker. She went to Malton to work in the bank there and met her husband who was a butcher in Malton. They married in 1943 and moved to Bridlington in 1950, and the butchers business was transferred to Brett St in Bridlington and she became a full time mother to 3 children. Her father was Fred Nottingham, a member/secretary of Yorkshire Cricket Club.

Materials: plastic; metal; paper; card
Measurements: L:31.5cm; W:32cm
ID_Number: ERYMS : 2008.53.18