Posted in Hermes Rocket (1970)

Primo

I’ve had a wonderful response to the video for this typewriter. It was a fun–and RARE–thrift store find. Certainly the…

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 Royal FPE (1958)

The Giving Up of Vanity

This big boy has been sitting, uncovered, for several months. He’s gone unused in that time because the 440 worked…

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 Hermes 3000 (1965)

The Incredible Gifted Dream Machine

This is a dream come true. I never thought I would own a Hermes. And this is thanks to Sarah…

Posted in Smith-Corona Galaxie II (1964)

Matcha Green Tea & Grass Stains

It took a new typewriter to bring me out of my blogging hiatus. The hiatus wasn’t planned. Other projects have…

Posted in Smith-Corona Sterling 1954

Wherefore Art Thou, Ko-Rec-Type?

I was fully prepared to declare this my most perfect typewriter, but I swear it has developed a motion issue…

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 Olympia SM9 (1966)

Move Over, Royal 440!

Always check the color of the ribbon selector before typing. Oh! Look at that. A purple and red ribbon. This…

Posted in Canon StarWriter 30

Jumping the Thermal Shark

Have I jump the shark? Quite possibly. My obsession with thermal typewriters continues. Except it can’t even be argued that…

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 Canon Typestar 4

Trick of the Grid

Well, this is fun! I was looking for a different type of thermal paper to try and happened upon this…

Posted in Olympia Splendid 33

The Wondrous Splendid 33

This little beauty comes from Sarah VanAllen, a Typewriter Club LIVE regular. We worked out a sweet deal to get…