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 Splendid 66

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

Waiting

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

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,…

Posted in Brother EP5

Expanded Typing

Thank you, Staples, for providing 8 1/2″ (not by 11″) thermal fax paper rolls. To set the record straight, the…

Posted in Royal Futura 800

Happy (Royal) Easter

I had so much fun using this Royal Futura 800 to type part of a letter yesterday, I decided to…

Posted in Sharp PA-1050

Flush is Not Justified

So this is interesting! I decided to fiddle with this Sharp PA-1050 one last time before looking to sell it…

Posted in Brother EP5

Big Words On a Small Page

Please give a warm welcome to the latest member of the family, the Brother EP5 thermal typewriter. I confess, I…