Month: December 2012
Typewriter Porn at the Library of Congress…
There’s a discussion in the PTF about another copy of Clarence Leroy Jones’ ‘Typewriter Mechanical Training Manual’ having popped up, and how this copy differed from existing versions like the one at The Classic Typewriter Page. This caused me to go look up the linked versions and prodded me into pondering what other Typewriter-related ephemera […]
Force of Habit
Typewriter lovers are possibly the only people who are in danger of doing this:
Off the workbench: 1959 Olivetti Lettera 22
The New Typewriter Database
TW-DB has been an excellent resource for typewriter collectors for many years, but is apparently no longer maintained. A year or so ago, I had an email discussion with some other collectors who had tried to contact the owner and had failed, and who were concerned that the site might disappear along with all of […]
Kennedy, 1953 Smith-Corona Silent-Super, with Sight-Ease No. 47 Typestyle
Meanwhile, in the Frozen North, the Tower Saga gets weirder…
Sears is and was a multinational brand, and so when I checked out the Canadian Sears-Simpson Christmas catalog for 1957 on WishBookWeb, I was not terribly surprised to find Tower-branded typewriters offered to our northern neighbors. What did surprise me is the machines they branded as Towers: A Tower-branded Patria? and what is that second […]
1961 NOMDA Adding Machine Age List
Sorry for the cold-war-era-style pieced together shot, all I had on me to gather this valuable info was my camera phone.
More from the Sears Christmas Wishbook and a $5 Coronet Automatic
The Tower Saga Continues: Typewriters in Sears Catalogs – 1947 to 1966
I stumbled across a neat resource this morning while searching for data on Tower-branded Smith Corona typewriters; WishBookWeb is an exhaustive source for Christmas catalogs, mainly from Sears, but also for other mail-order companies. They don’t have *every* catalog, but they have enough for me to start my journey. The journey starts in 1947, when […]
An Epiphany: Tower Typewriters are 10 years newer than we think they are!
Introducing “Einstein”, 1956 Tower Atomic
It’s raining Tower President XIIs!
Twolivetti Redeemed! :D
All I want for Christmas is a Tower President XII
The post on Tom’s blog about the Tower President he’d recently serviced.
Surprises in my mail!
A New Convert and his 1917 Royal #10
I got a text yesterday from a friend of mine named Owen, who has caught the Typewriter Bug. I believe it started from a discussion about the USB Typewriter mod kits and his idea that it would be fun to set up a typewriter with a burner smartphone or an Arduino board to automatically Tweet […]