Month: November 2010

Einstein, the 1955 Smith-Corona Silent

Found at a Goodwill store many years ago for $10, this Silent served as my “loaner” typewriter for quite some time. I’d loan him out to certain friends as incentive to get them to write. Sometimes it works and I never see that typewriter again because the recipient falls in love with the machine and […]

Easy, the 1964 Hermes 3000

I had not bought a typewriter in 5 years when the bug bit me again. I was happy with my Royal and Remington, plus a couple of Smith Coronas to lend out to people who saw my typers and wanted to try out the typewriter thing. But I’ve seen Naked Lunch, and I know perfectly […]

Nick Charles, the 1956 Empire Aristocrat

Picked up on Ebay for $19.60 plus shipping, “Nick Charles” was a bargain next to what Hermes Rockets are going for, and it’s pretty much the same machine. Produced by British Typewriters, Ltd. in Bromwich, England, the Aristocrat was made under a license from Hermes and seems to differ from the Rocket/Baby only in color: […]