Out of TOUCH

You see how out of TOUCH I am with typing. I couldn’t even spell Olympia! This is my first blog post in over a month, and I am ashamed. So many distractions and projects and worries and responsibilities. (It strikes me what a long word that is!)

I just noticed, in the first instance of the exclamation point above, I did the old-school apostrophe-period combo, when there is a perfectly good exclamation point (!) above the 3/4. Truth be told, I’ve grown to like the look of the apostrophe-period exclamation point. Something about the understated stroke paired with the bold dot: !

‘. vs. !

The winner is clear.

There, now, I’ve warmed up my typing fingers and this machine is acting like it hasn’t been sitting, waiting, for months. The ribbon is a little more dry than I remembered, but it has some life in it yet. Now that I’m up to speed again, I’m remembering what a joy this little machine is. I need to make a point to at least find a little bag he can sleep in between sessions.

Don’t tell him, but the Royal Companion might still be my favorite. Which reminds me, I still need to check the serial number on that little beauty to find out when he was born.

Back to this typer, he still needs a deep clean. The keys have been lightly cleaned, but they still look a little grubby and stained. Other than that, he’s a real beauty with only very minor scratches.

If I ever find the perfect writing desk or typing table, he will certainly be displayed–and USED–proudly.


Author: Gregory

2 thoughts on “Out of TOUCH

  1. Hello Gregory,

    Do you have any photos of your Olympia SF posted here on your blog? This particular Olympia model is currently at the top of my typewriter wish list.

    (Bill in Portland)

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