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


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…