The 1937 Olympia Simplex has no frills, but packs the classic Olympia snappy punch.… Read More 1937 Olympia Simplex
Remington portable typewriters went through multiple early modifications before the Number 3 displayed below. The early version had a slide mechanism that raised and lowered type bars before use. The Number 3 has type bar that are at rest until used. This Remington was serviced by MC&T Electronics in Tucker, Ga. Resource: “They were produced… Read More Remington Portable #3
Seems as if the first mention of shaving was a cavemen using a seashell or sharpened rock. Good thing better options are available today. Written on a 1958 Optima Elite 3.
Links: James McMurtry – Hurricane Party ; Ink Spots – Java Jive. Written on an Underwood Noiseless portable.
A recent story I wrote takes up the issue of school zone traffic cameras in the city of Dunwoody, Ga. “The traffic study conducted for Dunwoody in early 2020 found 2,319 speeding violations in three school zones in one day. The number reflects only those vehicles traveling 10 miles per hour or more over the… Read More School zone traffic cameras
If you are a typewriter enthusiast or just interested in the machines, we’ll see you on Saturday April 30 from 9am to 1pm at the Farmers Market at Brook Run Park. People who visit can write a letter to someone for a small cost that will include an envelope and postage. More information available at… Read More Dunwoody Typewriter Pop-up Market
Very few people have lived unaffected over the past two years. Don’t forget to celebrate the little victories. Post written on an Erika 5.
Just about everything put in print or online over the past few months has been generated on either an Olympia SM9 or an Erika 5. Both German manufactured. This round is on a Royal Arrow from 1939, an American made machine.
Every now and then, that question comes up. A typewriter is meant to write. Nothing more, nothing less. It does one thing perfectly. Comments were written on a 1939 Erika 5.
The Olympia SM9 was used for this writing.
Merle Haggard’s famous baritone line from 1966 laments, “Tonight the bottle let me down, And let your memory hang around.” Here’s a story about when I was let down once. The machines here is an Olympia SM9 paired with Tomoe River A5 paper. Not quite onion skin, but close enough.
Existence requires boundaries. From time to time, those lines blur, weakening our structure. Perhaps, one mortar “remedy” is nature.
A musing from earlier today — real or imagined. An Olympia SM9 is the weapon of choice, along with corrasable bond paper. ps: Spelling errors aren’t corrected, they interrupt the flow.
The best typewriters have already been manufactured and there’s nothing you can do about it. If writing on a computer is leaving you lost, here’s an alternative.