I started typing class in 92 and we were on computers. I used a typewriter at my grandparents to practice and then I bought one at a yardsale, blue like the first picture. I used that until the keys started dying. I'd have spaces all over the page where I was missing "a" or "r".
I'm tempted to buy one because it is a hell of a lot easier to put an envelope in a typewriter, hit out an address and be done than it is to open a document, format, type it out, fight with the effing printer and be pissed off because it's crooked.