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The Importance of Communication

As the world adjusts to life with social distancing, people are finding different ways to communicate with each other. Yet before texts and video calls, the written—or in this case, typed—word was one of the best ways to keep in touch.

This week’s ThrowbackThursday is from the early 1940s and shows a Beck & Pollitzer exhibition stand, designed and erected for the Oliver Typewriter Company. Unlike other typewriters of the time (1890s), “Olivers” were visible print machines, which meant that typists could see what they were writing as they wrote it.

This photo is taken after the British government became customers in 1939. At the time, the Oliver Typewriter Company was producing its ‘No. 15’ design, which featured a QWERTY layout similar to those found on modern computer keyboards. The government invested in large orders of ‘No. 15’, which then led to Oliver’s international success. They produced over one million machines for customers until they finally ended production in 1959.

Like the Oliver Typewriter Company, the global Beck & Pollitzer Group understands the importance of communication. We are committed to understanding our clients’ needs so we can provide them with the best service available, wherever they are in the world.

  • Installation for London Underground

    Expansion of the Jubilee Line at Canary Wharf, London Underground This week’s ThrowbackThursday shows a Beck & Pollitzer installation from 1993. In the early 90s, the London Underground gained permission to expand its service in the Canary Wha…
  • Presses installations – Evening Telegraph

    Transportation and installation of series of print presses for the Evening Telegraph in the 1990s This week’s ThrowbackThursday is from the 1990s and shows a Beck & Pollitzer installation for the Derby Evening Telegraph. The newspaper, which i…
  • Briggs Tank relocation

    Briggs Tank relocation project completed in 1993 by a dedicated heavy haulage division of Beck & Pollitzer This ThrowbackThursday is from 1993 and shows the relocation of a Briggs Tank at the Yoxall Bridge in Staffordshire, UK. During the 80s,…
  • Windsor Castle 1990s

    This week’s ThrowbackThursday is from the 1990s and shows a team of Beck & Pollitzer vehicles at Windsor Castle. Our team was part of a large-scale restoration collaboration after the castle — one of the homes of Queen Elizabeth II — suffered …
  • Transporting a carriage, Brighton Belle train

    Transporting a carriage from the famous ‘Brighton Belle’ train in 1976 Today’s #ThrowbackThursday is from 1976. It shows Beck & Pollitzer transporting the ‘Brighton Belle’, a UK train that ran from Victoria Station in London to Brighton on the…