Posted in Royal Citadel (1963)

Welcome the Citadel!

Welcome to the latest member of the family! The Royal Citadel is distinct from other members of the Halberg lineage…

Posted in Smith-Corona Skyriter (1953)

Goodbye 440, Hello Skyriter

Out with the Royal 440, in with the Skyriter serviced by Bob Marshall at Typewriter Muse. This little guy was…

Posted in Olympia SF (1967)

A Few Quick Brown Foxes and All Good Men

SF. Olympia SF. Yes, this is the era of SF as seen in a photo of Ian Fleming, creator of…

Posted in Smith-Corona Ultrasonic III

Capital C . See?

Just a quickie, an excuse to use the newly acquired “Judicial 10” Type A daisy wheel, one of the only…

Posted in Royal Senior Companion (1956)

My Last Companion?

Watching hockey LAK 1 – STL 3 12:30 in 2nd (1/23/21) Might as well get some typing done as I…

Posted in Royal Quiet De Luxe (1949)

The Royal (Mis)Treatment

In my original assessment of this typewriter, I said there were a number of issues with this typewriter. What those…

Posted in Sperry Rand Remington Streamliner

Gangstering Springs and Other Things

I was going to say that I just finished up the second live stream on my YouTube channel, Poor Typist,…

Posted in Royal Companion (1942)

The Happiest Typist on Earth

I’m not at Disneyland, but I feel like I am! This Companion is the latest addition to my collection. It…

Posted in Royal Futura 800

Auditions for the Prime Spot, Part 1: Royal Futura 800

Well, this is exciting. My wife just upgraded her desk to a fancy new one that goes from sitting to…

Posted in Smith-Corona Ultrasonic I

The Ghastly Beast

This typewriter was a mistake. I bought it not realizing the difference between an Ultrasonic I and III. The III…

Posted in Silver-Reed EXD10

The Scanner Ate My Blog Post

I feel a sense of victory. One of the first typewriters in my collection–the second thermal typer–I was disappointed when…

Posted in Royal Quiet De Luxe (1949)

Straight Out of the Box

This is the latest addition to the typer family. The ribbon was stolen taken from the unpopular Olivetti Lettera 25….

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 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 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…