From the desk of... Gregory Short

Posted in Smith-Corona SL 480

The Search for the Holy Daisy Wheel

Here it is almost midnight and I am sitting here doing type tests of each of my daisy wheels–H Series,…

Posted in Smith-Corona Ultrasonic I

Jerk Move or Expensive Sacrifice?

The plan was to leave a nice, generic, duplicate daisy wheel on this machine whilst donating it to my favorite…

Posted in Brother EP7

No Room for Clever Endings

HAPPY NEW YEAR! It’s hard to beliefve it’s 2022 already. It’s also hard to believe this is my first time…

Posted in Hermes 3000 (1965)

Good Girl, Good Girl

You can see the world better nowThe hair cut from your eyesYour excited pupils scan my faceLooking for a sign…

Posted in UNIS tbm de Luxe (198X)

Here Comes Santa Typer

I thought I was going to do a quick ribbon change before typing up this blog post. But the new…

Posted in Hermes Rocket (1970)

Primo

I’ve had a wonderful response to the video for this typewriter. It was a fun–and RARE–thrift store find. Certainly the…

Posted in Royal Citadel (1963)

Welcome the Citadel!

Welcome to the latest member of the family! The Royal Citadel is distinct from other members of the Halberg lineage…

Posted in Royal FPE (1958)

The Giving Up of Vanity

This big boy has been sitting, uncovered, for several months. He’s gone unused in that time because the 440 worked…

Posted in Smith-Corona Skyriter (1953)

Goodbye 440, Hello Skyriter

Out with the Royal 440, in with the Skyriter serviced by Bob Marshall at Typewriter Muse. This little guy was…

Posted in Hermes 3000 (1965)

The Incredible Gifted Dream Machine

This is a dream come true. I never thought I would own a Hermes. And this is thanks to Sarah…

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…