Friday, June 30, 2017

Typewriter Safari: Worcester, MA

I've made many trips to Worcester, MA to visit my recent college graduate daughter. We like to go to Birchtree Bread Company for lunch and visit the Crompton Collective vintage shops in the basement of an old mill building on Green Street.  I walked away with a brownie from the bakery but no typewriters that day.  Which one might you have taken home?
A fun little shop in Worcester.

Nice Galaxie Deluxe for $40

It didn't travel too far to get to Worcester.

Post-War Royal QDL without a case and loose felt under the type slugs for $45.

Brother aka Webster from the mid 1960's for $92
Pre-War Royal KMM for $110.
Olivetti-Underwood Lettera 22 for $75.

Thursday, June 29, 2017

Think With a Typewriter - Joe Van Cleave Writing Post #2

Joe Van Cleave's second writing prompt asks us in the typosphere a familiar question. Why use a typewriter?Since I spoke about editing with a typewriter, I included a clip of my first draft below my "final copy."

First Draft

Sunday, June 25, 2017

Typewriter Assignment #1 The Typewriter Speaks

Joe Van Cleave's Blog is a creative source of typewriter information and whimsy.  He is currently running a writing project for typewriter enthusiasts. Here is my first assignment from this project:

Friday, June 23, 2017

Typewriter Day Interview

I celebrated World Typewriter Day  being interviewed by Todd Moe at North Country Public Radio.  It was a lot of fun and he put together a nice little interview.  You can listen to the interview at THIS LINK.
That's me in my office at school with some of my collection.

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

The Hunt


I did fix those key tops.  Turns out that the 30's and 40's Smith-Coronas did not have celluloid or glass on the key tops.  Instead, the letter for each key is printed on some sort of vinyl-like plastic.  Fortunately, the keys from the Speedline were a perfect match for the Standard.

Also, please excuse the typos in my typecast.  I guess that's what comes from excitedly typing on a park bench.  In any event, the image has been scanned and there's no going back.