Change: Faster, Easier, Better - Design
Firty one years ago, Fortune Magazine ran an article about Industrial Design.  The Institute of Design from the Illinois Institute of Technology had earlier selected 100 of the "leading" designers, architects and teachers" of the world.  The Institute of Design then went back to the top 100 winners and asked them to select the "top 100 best designed products that were mass produced".  Of the top 100 best designed products, six were related to the business office and are listed according to how they placed, as follows:

        1.        Olivetti Lettera 22 portable typewrite (more...)

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View1895Bar-Lock Model 4
View1910Bennett Model Black
View1893Blickensderfer Model 5
View1887Comptometer Serial Number: 55351 Picture Location:
View1891Fitch Model American
View1895Ford Typewriters/n 860
View1891Franklin Model Medallion
View1881Hall Model 1
View1970IBM--Model Selectric II Serial Number: Picture Loc
View1889International Model 2
View1904Mignon Model 2
View1912Noiseless Model 1
View1896Oliver Model 2
View Sholes & Glidden Typewriter
View1890Smith Premier Model 1
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    Bar-Lock Model 4
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    Bennett Model Black
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    Blickensderfer Model 5
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    Comptometer Serial Number: 55351 Picture Location:
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    Fitch Model American
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    Ford Typewriters/n 860
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    Franklin Model Medallion
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    Hall Model 1
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    IBM--Model Selectric II Serial Number: Picture Loc
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    International Model 2
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    Mignon Model 2
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    Noiseless Model 1
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    Oliver Model 2
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    Sholes & Glidden Typewriter
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    Smith Premier Model 1
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    Southwestern Bell Switchboard--Model 1800 SWBD Ser
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    Standard Folding Model 1. Serial Number: 3,687. (c
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    Stowger Dial Candlestick--Model C Serial Number: P
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    Taurus Model Pocket
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    Telegraph Key Set and Sounder Patrick & Carter Co. with wood dovetail case c.1870
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    Thomas de Colmar Arithmometer S/N 725
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    Western Union Ticker Tape with original tape
    
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    Information Processing
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    Impact: Daily Life
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    Period Office 3