From the desk of... Gregory Short

Posted in Sperry Rand Remington Streamliner

If Aquaman Had a Typewriter

Time for another Local Typewriter Club meeting. Spent the first hour chatting, and now it’s time for typing! As we…

Posted in Singer Professional T-62

Brown is the New Red

To those who have served, thank you for your service. I’ve spent the last hour or so cleaning up this…

Posted in Royal Companion

Local Typewriter Club

Is this the beginning of a typewriter club? I think so. I’m sitting here at Back to the Grind with…

Posted in Casio Casiowriter CW-10

Bold Mold

After gifting my Casiowriter to Joe Van Cleave, I decided to keep my eye out for another one. They don’t…

Posted in Royal Companion

User Error

Yep, this is one of my favorite typers in my collection. I adore the typeface, and the typing experience is…

Posted in Royal Futura 800

My Heart is Warmed

My heart is warmed. A few of my thermal typers were rehomed to Joe Van Cleave, the man responsible for…

Posted in Olympia SF

Out of TOUCH

You see how out of TOUCH I am with typing. I couldn’t even spell Olympia! This is my first blog…

Posted in Brother Charger 11

Not Forgotten

Neglect! Disuse! But not forgotten. Thank goodness for that. I’ve come a long way since finding this little blue boy…

Posted in Smith-Corona Sterling 1954

Pardon Me While I Change This Ribbon

Oh my! It’s been a while. I had typed up a few posts for June–during our anniversary vacation down in…

Posted in Royal Quiet De Luxe

Shhh… It’s Late

The hour was late, but I decided to at least get this Royal Quiet De Luxe in working order. I…

Posted in Canon Typestar 10-II

Memorial Day

The other day, a patron at the library wished me “Happy Memorial Day!” Though I have no doubt his heart…

Posted in Olympia X-L12

Ink to Spare

I’ve heard complaints of new ribbons–the sort you might find at Staples–being dry. I have no complaints here. In fact,…

Posted in Olympia SF

Typers and Lovers and Peppers… Oh My!

Okay, he’s not perfect. There appears to be an escapement issue, as evidenced above. But this ultra-portable Olympia Splendid 33…

Posted in Brother EP43

Look, Ma. No Ink!

This Brother EP43 is infuriating. How are you supposed to set the margins? Without the manual, I have no idea….

Posted in Olivetti Lettera 25

The Olivetti No One Wants

In my search for expanding my collection beyond Smith-Coronas and Royals, I snagged this Olivetti Lettera 25. Admittedly, when the…