I am guessing that you are viewing this instructable because you bought a typewriter from an antiqe store or you are just curious how one works. I think they are amazing machines and that they will soon all be in museums instead of them whirring away on desks.
Step 1: Loading
Putting the paper is somtimes is a bit tricky.
Step 2: Basic controlls
Here are a lot of vidios of the typewriter. The knob (first picture) spins the spools of ink so they can be fresh. The second picture is the bell.
Step 3: Have fun!
That is how a typewriter works! Any questions feel free to leave a comment, I check all of my comments!