From the desk of... Gregory Short

Posted in Smith-Corona Galaxie II (1964)

Matcha Green Tea & Grass Stains

It took a new typewriter to bring me out of my blogging hiatus. The hiatus wasn’t planned. Other projects have…

Posted in Smith-Corona Sterling 1954

Wherefore Art Thou, Ko-Rec-Type?

I was fully prepared to declare this my most perfect typewriter, but I swear it has developed a motion issue…

Posted in Olympia SF (1967)

A Few Quick Brown Foxes and All Good Men

SF. Olympia SF. Yes, this is the era of SF as seen in a photo of Ian Fleming, creator of…

Posted in Smith-Corona Ultrasonic III

Capital C . See?

Just a quickie, an excuse to use the newly acquired “Judicial 10” Type A daisy wheel, one of the only…

Posted in Olympia SM9 (1966)

Move Over, Royal 440!

Always check the color of the ribbon selector before typing. Oh! Look at that. A purple and red ribbon. This…

Posted in Canon StarWriter 30

Jumping the Thermal Shark

Have I jump the shark? Quite possibly. My obsession with thermal typewriters continues. Except it can’t even be argued that…

Posted in Royal Senior Companion (1956)

My Last Companion?

Watching hockey LAK 1 – STL 3 12:30 in 2nd (1/23/21) Might as well get some typing done as I…

Posted in Royal Quiet De Luxe (1949)

The Royal (Mis)Treatment

In my original assessment of this typewriter, I said there were a number of issues with this typewriter. What those…

Posted in Canon Typestar 4

Trick of the Grid

Well, this is fun! I was looking for a different type of thermal paper to try and happened upon this…

Posted in Olympia Splendid 33

The Wondrous Splendid 33

This little beauty comes from Sarah VanAllen, a Typewriter Club LIVE regular. We worked out a sweet deal to get…

Posted in Olympia SM3 (1957)

Typewriters of Comfort and Hope

Typewriter Club LIVE has been so rewarding for me to host, I feel it has grown far beyond the effort…

Posted in Olympia X-L12

Playing for We R Memory Keeps

I am in the midst of a live stream, a test of Zoom VS StreamYard.The quick brown fox jumps over…

Posted in Sperry Rand Remington Streamliner

Gangstering Springs and Other Things

I was going to say that I just finished up the second live stream on my YouTube channel, Poor Typist,…

Posted in Royal Companion (1942)

The Happiest Typist on Earth

I’m not at Disneyland, but I feel like I am! This Companion is the latest addition to my collection. It…

Posted in Smith-Corona Sterling 1954 Smith-Corona Sterling 1972

Officer Sterling

I could have sworn I had another Sterling from the same era as my 54/55. Boy, I was way off!…