About this blog

This blog is about the daily activities in a busy typewriter shop. I want to share with you the many interesting people who come in here, the beautiful machines I get and most of all the great typewriter stories that people share with me!

Saturday, June 13, 2015

Giant Typewriter To Debut At Burning Man


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I never get tired of these old Coronas.

The Olympia Robust was made for the German military.



Even the carrying case is heavy duty.





The previous owner typed this as a young boy maybe fifty years ago.







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Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Typewriter Roadshow goes To Portland


Just getting warmed up with the class.

I'm more comfortable with a hands on approach.

A Hammond I recently refurbished and a American Scientific 
Class was held in the Portland Room which is the rare books room.


I'm showing someone how to fix their Lettera 35.

Showing how to adjust the escapement trip point.

This is supposed to be the first letter written by Samuel Clemens on his new Sholes and Glidden.

Calligraphy class by Abraham, standing room only.




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Sunday, March 1, 2015

A Great Time At Our Type-IN


There's a few pictures of the venue called BSA Space.




Now for some pictures of the crowd.

My splendid friends from Maine setting up when we arrived.




I'm coaxing the eventual winner into entering the contest.





Here are a few pictures of the Boston Typewriter Orchestra.










                             Click to watch a short video of typing contest.

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Tuesday, December 30, 2014

A Navy Chaplain's Corona


This 1938 Corona Standard was used in the Philippines during WW II.

I'm told Professional Gear was stamped on personal items brought over from home.



This 1961 Royal Eldorado is a nice lightweight machine.

This 1964 Royal Safari is like new and was hardly used.


This 1954 Royal Quiet de Luxe makes a great first machine for a younger writer.

As does this 1949 Smith Corona Sterling.

A college aged guy got this 1960 Olympia SM-5 under his tree.

This 1929 Remington No. 3 looks like a perfect gift under the tree.






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