Posted in Royal Quiet De Luxe (1953)

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 (1959)

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…

Posted in Canon Typestar 4

Yeah, That Just Happened

Has your paper roll ever fallen into your coffee cup? Yeah, that just happened. Sure, the cup had been recently…

Posted in Smith-Corona Sterling 1972


they’re waiting for me to become soft, open to their kind they’ve waited so long, patient for the moment my…

Posted in Royal Companion (1962)

Companion. Royal Companion.

I’ve picked up, I believe, four more typers since my last post. Though I keep checking–and hoping–to find some locally,…