Beta Testers for Typewriter Database Wanted!

Typewriter Database is now seeking typewriter collectors who have photos of their collections and serial numbers handy to beta-test the Typewriter Gallery Uploader. If you would like to be among the first intrepid Typewriter Hunters to upload typewriter galleries for your collection and sightings, please leave a comment below indicating you would like to be upgraded to “Typewriter Hunter” status. (make sure you’ve created an account at first.)

I’d like to thank Richard Polt, who was the first Beta Typewriter Hunter to upload a sighting: a 1919 Century 10!

Updated: February 10, 2013 — 10:52 am


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  1. Hi, I’d like my status to be upgraded to typewriter hunter. My username is b37a4good. Thank you!

    1. Welcome, Typewriter Hunter! (:
      I removed the other account you made, so don’t worry about it.

  2. Hi munk, I found typewriter brand – IMPO – another Graf@Oertel variation like Bajnok, Mirina, Standard etc.
    Can you add this brand to this database please?

    1. Added IMPO, thanks! (:

  3. Greetings
    Please upgrade me to be a Hunter.

    1. Welcome, Typewriter Hunter! (:

  4. Hello there,

    I am a new typewriter collector with a recently verified account on TWDB and I’d like to become upgraded to Typewriter Hunter, thanks so much!

    The account is Xi1188

    1. Welcome, Typewriter Hunter! (:

  5. I would like to be a hunter status. Super new to the world but I have the bug now….Thank you.

    1. Welcome, Typewriter Hunter! (:

  6. Hello – i have found your database very useful in finding out the year of manufacture (Erfurt 1947) of my Olympia Model 8 (British English keyboard) typewriter. I inherited it from my maternal grandfather and he got it from a friend. How it got to be in UK i have yet to learn.

  7. Wanting to be upgraded to Typewriter Hunder. Username: PhillyD


    1. Welcome, Typewriter Hunter! (:
      I deleted your other unconfirmed account.

  8. I would like to be upgraded to “Hunter” status. Username: KStallaert
    Thanks in advance for your time and effort.

  9. Hey, Upgrade test account please.

    1. Welcome, Typewriter Hunter! (:

  10. Hoi hoi – could you upgrade my account please? Also – I notice you don’t allow hyphenation in names when signing up… if you could hyphenate me that’d be swell.

  11. Hoihoi – didn’t put my username in did I. It should be “jaype”.

    Is it possible to have a hyphen in your name on TWDB? Anyways – I have a few machines to add in to the DB. Muchos G’s Rev.Munk.

    1. Welcome, Typewriter Hunter! (:
      But no, can’t allow special characters – upsets the daemons ya’know.

      1. Thank you Fr. Munk and this is true, I upset the daemon’s all the time. Another special character I can blame on my parents. I’ll take it.

  12. Username: AlexH
    Asking for account to be upgraded to join the ranks of typewriter hunters.

    1. Welcome, Typewriter Hunter! (:
      Also added blog to Typosphere blogroll.

      1. Thanks! How exiting!

  13. Hello:

    I would like to be upgraded so that I can begin to add some of my typewriters to the database. I really enjoy the info, pictures, etc. on this database. Thank you for your time and effort!

    1. Welcome, Typewriter Hunter! (:

  14. Laurenz van Gaalen

    Thanks for the photo re-ordering option Ted!


  15. Hi Ted, please add new brand REMAGG. It is successor to the Consul typewriter.

  16. Hi-

    I would like to be upgraded to typewriter hunter. Username: TPGladden
    Thank you, and thank you for the very useful site!

    1. Welcome, Typewriter Hunter! (:

  17. Hello! Could I be upgraded to a Typewwriter Hunter? My username is iracema1. Thanks very much!

    1. Welcome, Typewriter Hunter! (:

  18. Hi! Could I please be added as a typewriter hunter?

    1. Welcome, Typewriter Hunter! (:

  19. Hello, Ted! I’d like to be upgraded to Typewriter Hunter. My username is “Comixfan”. Thanks for the upgrade, and thanks also for maintaining such a valuable resource.

    1. Welcome, Typewriter Hunter! (:

  20. Christopher McElroy

    Hi Ted,

    I finally got signed up as a member…

    Could you please upgrade me to “hunter” status?

    As an aside had difficulty getting a profile picture uploaded… gotta be user error on my part, but if you could give me a tech support kick I’d appreciate it.


    1. Welcome, Typewriter Hunter! (:
      The answer to almost all photo upload problems is that your photo is too large. Try re-sizing the image to around 1000 pixels tall or wide, or about 1mb in filesize.

      1. Christopher McElroy

        Thanks Ted!

  21. I’d like to become a hunter so I can share a unique Underwood that I’ve acquired. It has variable character spacing using a 6 sided carriage rack.
    User name: BobinWoodstock336

    1. Welcome, Typewriter Hunter! (:
      Is it a Raphael?

  22. Hi,
    I’ve just register myself on TWDB, by the way, thank you for the work done!
    Could you please upgrade me as a Hunter so I could post pictures of my machines in the coming days? My username is Korven.
    Thanks in advance,

    1. Welcome, Typewriter Hunter! (:

  23. Please upgrade me to Hunter! I’m blackbarlow on here, thanks!

    1. Welcome, Typewriter Hunter! (:

  24. Sameera Abeyrathna

    Hello, My name is Sameera Abeyrathna. I am a fellow typewriter enthusiast, a collector from Dallas, Texas, USA. I created a account in the Typewriter database and my user name is SamTypewriters. I would greatly appreciate if you can update my status to a “Hunter”. Thank you!

    Sam :)

    1. Welcome, Typewriter Hunter! (:

  25. Hey Ted,

    I’d like to be upgraded to a Typewriter Hunter please! My username is emondor.


    1. Welcome, Typewriter Hunter! (:

  26. Hello Mr. Munk,
    I hope this message finds you well, healthy, and most importantly … Happy!!!
    I’m not a collector of really anything, certainly not fanatical about anything, but I sure admired your breviloquence and passion. I was simply here to find out about this “typewriter” “word processor” thingy I got a thrift shop, simply because the little guy looked so unscathed after all this time, he kinda deserved a little TLC … before I chopped it apart and did something cool with ALL these perfectly clicky pristine Green Alps keys ¯\_(ツ)_/¯. Much to my surprise when I checked it out, there was a little covered “port” on the back that appeared to accept some sort of micro controller … the intrigue grew, and down THAT Rabbit I went willingly … AGAIN!!! Well … come to find out it’s for a MMU SRAM “card”, if you can call it that, AND … with a whopping upgrade of 8Kb (YES, that’s KILLA bytes 😎 … an expansion slot of 8Kb, whodda thunk it? But wait!!! Order now and there’s MORE. For those really nutty Cats, you could even get an unheard of 16Kb. That’s Right!!! Act Now!!! 😂🤣😂 Having some fun with this one, I ran across your site, and the very thing I thought was, “… Their list is incomplete! SHeesh” 😊 Then I ran across your “About”, and I have to say I really dug it. Hopefully you’re still around … poking through vintage shops and creepy estate sales finding your treasures. Well, my friend, here’s a new one … drum roll please …. THEE Sharp PA-1000H Portable Intelliwriter BATTERY powered (AC powered Optional ??? this was per Sharp w/a 6V 1.1A “AC” power PLUG … they said it, not me) That fills at least one gap in models for your list. I’ve only found manuals now for a PA-1000, which seems a step down and the PA-1050 you have, which seems all but IIII-dentical, just like those two “yoots”. Since I’m a Moron and it’s about 4:30 a.m. I see nowhere to upload photos for ya as you mentioned, but you’re A-OK in my book, so if ya want em, lemme know where. But I figured for now, I’ll list all the digits I can see or have found floundering my way the interwebs … cuz if ya heard it on them interwebs … It MUST be true 😂🤣😂 So below I’ll list ’em out for ya, and if ya’d dig some pics, please let me know at your earliest convenience. I sincerely appreciate your valuable time … he concludes like a real Pro.

    But WAIT … There’s MORE!!! 😂 I found this official Sharp advertisement as well:
    “The Sharp Portable Intelliwriter – From the days when Men were MEN, … and jammed their own RAM straight INTO the Damn Motherboard without hesitation … without remorse … and without TYPOS!!!”

    OK, OK … I may have paraphrased for your benefit … but when’s the last time someone spontaneously paraphrased for your benefit ¯\_( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)_/¯ Yep I knew it!
    Hope that was fun for ya Munk, it’s a bizarre niche, but I’ll lay dimes to doughnuts you’re a great AND “interesting” group, and I certainly resemble that remark … Any-Ol-Hoot – here’s the data … unparaphrase-ized-ed

    Sharp PA-1000H Portable Intelliwriter ( I got the box too 👍)
    as the top of the machine only has Sharp to the left and PA-1000H to the right on the paper guide, of which I’m sure has a name I just messed up, the translucent ruler thingy. “On” “Off” power button slider switch thingy. THAT’s IT! Other than “paper” and “release”. I SWEAR I’ve seen more dinged up laptops straight out of the OEM packaging THIS year. THAT is really quite impressive to me. It was BATTERY powered so ya know those fellas must have been ATTACHED to these machines, and even the cover looks like it was just “un-bubble wrapped”. I actually don’t even wanna take it apart, but if you ever repeat that, I’ll deny it to my grave. The LCD looks as pristine as the little spot welder I just received w/a manufacture date THIS year. I don’t really care much about the dough, but this little guy deserves to be worth the most any of these are!

    The back panel has: “ELECTRONIC PRINTER”, “PA-1000H”, “RATING 6V DC 6.3W”, “USE BATTERY 1.5Vx4 OR AC ADAPTER EA-30A” (How cool would it be if ALL components listed adapter models? I wouldn’t need this pallet of converters/adapters)
    “SHARP CORPORATION”, “MADE IN JAPAN”, “FABRIQUE AU JAPON” “U.S. Pats 3902169 & 3976994”

    Engraved in back panel – 5104748X

    Inside rear battery compartment are 4 battery symbols in parallel and those 1.5V’s would need to be D-Cell size

    Top back right hand corner hidden until the full body “eggshell” hard plastic cover is removed:
    “Certified to comply with the limits for a Class B computing device pursuant to Subpart J of Part 15 of FCC Rules. See instructions if interference to radio reception is suspected.”

    My rants are much funnier than theirs though … and thatsa, Thatsa, That’s All Folks!

    Much love!!! ✌

    “Without ART, the eARTh would just be ‘eh’!”
    ოΓ. ǝ
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    |___ §(____
    _\L. | \
    / /”””\ /.-.-‘ |
    ( / _/u | |
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    | ) _/ /__/)
    _\__/.-‘ /___(
    _/ __________/ \
    // / ( )
    ( \__|___\ \______ /
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    _/ ( / OUuuu \

    1. well, as you posted to this thread I am assuming that you are wanting to become a TYPEWRITER HUNTER and upload your delightful find to the grand Typewriter Database Project so that we all may benefit from the knowledge we might gain, and admire the machine you have found. By posting here, you have succeeded at the SECOND part of the approval process! However, you have not actually signed up for an account on the TWDB that I can upgrade to TYPEWRITER HUNTER status so you can proceed with your contribution to the community. Do this first, then come back. (:

  27. Hello, I’d like to be upgraded to a hunter so I can share photos of my (small) collection. My username is: joelbxavier. This database has been so helpful. Thank you!

    1. Welcome, Typewriter Hunter! (:

  28. Hello, I’d like to be upgraded to a hunter. My username is kahunnaman. Thank you.

    1. Welcome, Typewriter Hunter! (:

  29. If you could, I’d like to be upgraded to Hunter. I’ve got a QDL and a Lettera 22 ready to be put in the database!

    H. (TheAnalogGnome)

    1. Welcome, Typewriter Hunter! (:

  30. Hello, I would like to be upgrade to Hunter on the database. My user name is Frannable. Thank you in advance!

    1. Welcome, Typewriter Hunter! (:

  31. Hi Ted, please add new Brand – BOLIDA – it is renamed Invicta…

  32. Thanks, just need to identify the right model

  33. Good evening.

    James Newman here from McHenry Illinois.

    I’m ready to be upgraded as a hunter,
    I’ve got 40 plus pre 1930s choice machines and I’m ready to provide high quality photographs with serial numbers.

    Thank you.

    1. Welcome, Typewriter Hunter! (:

  34. Hi Ted, I think these three Stoewer models are the same:
    Klein Stoewer
    Stoewer KsM

    Is it not possible to combine and unite it?

  35. Perfect, thanks. I’m going to add another one.

  36. Hi! I’d like to add my collection of over 40 (and still growing) typewriters to the database!

    1. Welcome, Typewriter Hunter! (:

  37. Hello,
    I would like to be upgraded to “Typewriter Hunter” if possible. My userbname is skylerorking.

    1. Welcome, Typewriter Hunter! (:

      1. Hi Ted, on August 19, you added a Bolida brand. But the typewriter of this brand is renamed Invicta, not Olivetti. Please change it. Thank you in advance

  38. Figured out how to join… I’d like my status to be upgraded to typewriter hunter. I have that Signature 88 to add to the DB.

    1. Welcome, Typewriter Hunter! (:

  39. Hello! Following the FAQ rules for the database, I’d like to become a typewriter hunter! My username is MelodicPastels :) can’t wait to share my Aries 57!

    1. Welcome, Typewriter Hunter! (:

  40. Hi I would like to be a Typewriter Hunter, my username is TheBlondeSloth :)

    1. Welcome, Typewriter Hunter! (:

  41. Hello, just created my profile, I’d like to be upgraded to “Typewriter Hunter”. My username is Dactylographe. Thanks ;-)

    1. Welcome, Typewriter Hunter! (:

  42. Guillermo FERNANDEZ BOAN

    Dear Mr. Munk,
    I have added today to my typewriter collection (now 372 typewriters listed) a toy typewriter and I cannot find its name in the marks/models list.
    It is a Dial Typewriter from Sesame Street.
    It is like many other of my dial typewriters, and I cannot explain why this one is not listed, taking into consideration I have other toy typewriters and they are already listed and now they belong to the TWDB.
    Can you please add to the typewriter’s list the name “Dial” (or another one you consider adequate).
    Thanks a lot.

    1. added “Dial” as brand.

  43. Howdy!

    I’d like to be added as a typewriter hunter

    TDWB username – Smilies

    1. Welcome, Typewriter Hunter! (:

  44. Hello Munk, please upgrade to Hunter. Username is KT

    1. Welcome, Typewriter Hunter! (:

  45. Hola!

    Would you be so kind as to add me (loes) as a typewriter hunter too, please?

    Thank you :)

    1. Welcome, Typewriter Hunter! (:

  46. Hi please can my account be upgraded to a Typewriter Hunter please (KevinRhino22)

    Thanks very much!

    1. Welcome, Typewriter Hunter! (:

  47. Hi there! Would like to have my account upgraded to typewriter hunter! My username is “Schaum”.
    Thank you very much, and have a nice Sunday!

    1. Welcome, Typewriter Hunter! (:

  48. This is my step 3. I’m not really a “Hunter” I just want to share pictures and info of what I have. Username: ferulebezel

    1. Welcome, Typewriter Hunter! (:

  49. Dimitri Diakovasiliou

    Hello, please update me. Thanks DimitriD

    1. Welcome, Typewriter Hunter! (:

  50. Dear Sir

    I like to be upgraded to “Typewriter Hunter” status. Thank you in advance!!

    Username: Flaemmchen

    1. Welcome, Typewriter Hunter! (:

  51. I would like to be upgraded to Typewriter Hunter. At the beginning of Sep 2022 I have one typewriter … I now have four. Bitten.

    1. Welcome, Typewriter Hunter! (:

  52. Hello I would like to be able to add to the typewriter database my username is “LordTwombly” thank you for your time.

    1. Welcome, Typewriter Hunter! (:

  53. Hello, can you please upgrade my status on Typewriter Database? Username is Paymaster

    1. Welcome, Typewriter Hunter! (:

  54. Can you please upgrade me to Typewriter Hunter. My username is DonDominic552

    1. Welcome, Typewriter Hunter! (:

  55. Hi I would like to get my membership at TWDB upgraded to Typewriter Hunter. Thanks in advance! My username is: JoxSoup

    1. Welcome, Typewriter Hunter! (:

  56. Hey, i just created a membership on TWDB and would like my account upgraded please!! I just got a couple of adorable typewriters and I’m so excited to add them to the database. I’m so freaking glad this exists!!

    1. Welcome, Typewriter Hunter! (:

  57. Reverend Munk,
    I’m new to collecting, but feel I’m ready to take it to the next level. Please upgrade me to Hunter status.
    Username: tmdavies

    Many thanks,

    1. Welcome, Typewriter Hunter! (:

  58. Hi, sorry to bother but I could not find the brand Sense anywhere on TWDB would you be willing to add the brand: Sense

    I would grately appreciate it so I can continue to add my typewriter collection to the database. Thanks you.

  59. Hello. I’d like to be upgraded to Typewriter Hunter. Thank you. Username Kuliano1977

    1. Welcome, Typewriter Hunter! (:

  60. Hey Ted,

    I’d love to participate in the TWDB and upgrade my account. My username is emsebraun.

    Respect from Austria,


    1. Welcome, Typewriter Hunter! (:

  61. Hi,

    I just fell in the typewriter rabbithole, can you please add me as a typewriter hunter ? Username Dae44.

    Thanks !

    1. Welcome, Typewriter Hunter! (:

  62. Hi! Just applying for Typewriter Hunter (:
    My username is lima. Thank you, cheers from Argentina!

    1. Welcome, Typewriter Hunter! (:

  63. Hello Sir,
    It would be swell if you would upgrade my account to Hunter. My user name is PolydactylTypist.

    Much obliged!

    1. Welcome, Typewriter Hunter! (:

  64. Please upgrade me to Typewriter Hunter! My username is AstroLiz.


    1. Welcome, Typewriter Hunter! (:

  65. Hi, bitte upgrade meinen Account mit dem Benutzernamen Schreibmaschinenmensch01
    zum Schreibmaschienenjäger hochstufen :)

    1. Welcome, Typewriter Hunter! (:

  66. Hello, Would like to join the hunt! ‘joystick’

    1. Welcome, Typewriter Hunter! (:

  67. Hi, I’d like my status to be upgraded to typewriter hunter.

    My username is quadact

    thank you,

    1. Welcome, Typewriter Hunter! (:

  68. Hey, I’d like to be upgraded to Hunter. My username is Pelicram.


    1. Welcome, Typewriter Hunter! (:

  69. Hello Sir, like to join the realm of the Hunter too please, thanks!
    User: mikerobbie

    Best from the Left Coast!


    1. Welcome, Typewriter Hunter! (:

  70. Hi, I was going to submit to become a Hunter, but I didn’t realize there was no way to post or share without showing my full First and Last name.

    Is there any way to hide that? If not, I’d like to just delete my account, and it’s weird that there’s no way to do that on the database.

    1. Your account is deleted.

  71. Hello,
    Please upgrade to hunter.

    1. Welcome, Typewriter Hunter! (:

  72. Hi! I’d like to upgrade my account (username: stuffitystuff). Thanks!

    1. Welcome, Typewriter Hunter! (:

  73. Hello hello! I would love to have my account upgrade to Typewriter Hunter!
    User: PepsiColie
    Thank you so much :)

    1. Welcome, Typewriter Hunter! (:

  74. Hi Munk. Could you please upgrade my acc to be a: Typewriter Hunter. Cheers. user: lambrosio

    1. Welcome, Typewriter Hunter! (:

  75. Hello! I’d like to be upgraded to typewriter hunter. Thank you! typewritertwitch

    1. Welcome, Typewriter Hunter! (:

  76. Ahoy! I would like to be a Typewriter Hunter. My username on twdb is ‘shoggot’, minus the quotes.

    1. Welcome, Typewriter Hunter! (:

  77. hi. Please upgrade me to a Typewriter Hunter.
    Username: InkyWings.

    1. Welcome, Typewriter Hunter! (:

  78. hi there! can I please be upgraded to a Typewriter Hunter? my username is eirinnelsbet

    1. Welcome, Typewriter Hunter! (:

  79. Hello, I signed up to the typewriter database and would like my account upgraded to typewriter hunter. My user name is stickswriter.

    1. Welcome, Typewriter Hunter! (:

  80. Hello
    May I please be upgraded to typewriter Hunter ?
    My username is Peter123

    1. Welcome, Typewriter Hunter! (:

  81. Hi, I would like to have my member status upgraded on The Typewriter Database to ‘typewriter hunter’. Thank you for your great work in keeping the database updated! It has helped me learn a lot about the typewriters I own.


    1. Welcome, Typewriter Hunter! (:

  82. Hi Ted, Please can you add me as a typewriter hunter as I have some models here in Australia that will compliment the database.

    1. Welcome, Typewriter Hunter! (:

  83. Please upgrade me to Hunter status. At long last I have created my account.

    1. Welcome, Typewriter Hunter! (:

  84. Please upgrade me to a Typewriter Hunter? I would love to contribute to the community!


    1. You’ll need to click on the link that was sent to your email to verify your account first.

  85. Since I seem to have a problem with my email, how do i change it to my other one in order to recieve the required link?

    1. I see you’ve created a new account and verified that, so I’ve upgraded your new account. Welcome Typewriter Hunter! (:

  86. Nevermind, I made a new account. Could you add it as a hunter?


  87. Hello Reverend Munk,

    Please upgrade me to Typewriter Hunter if you would. I have a number of machines to add to the database. Thanks.

    1. Welcome Typewriter Hunter! (:

  88. Good evening, I’d like to become a Typewriter Hunter, I own several of them! Thank you and have a nice day

    1. Welcome Typewriter Hunter! (:

  89. Hi Ted, I tried to create a new account on TWDB, but the activation email is not coming through, even though the site says it was sent successfully (yes, I checked spam, too). Any suggestions? I’m interested in becoming a Typewriter Hunter and posting some pics of my collection. Username I used for TWDB is 63vwdriver. Thanks, Greg

    1. gonna have to use a different email. I can’t validate your account without it. /:

      1. My only other email is a gmail account and I know they’re not allowed (I used Is there a way to resend the link to the original address?

  90. Hello i would like to be upgraded in order to contribute to the typewriter database. My username is janamlarue. Thanks!

    1. Welcome Typewriter Hunter! (:

  91. Hi!

    I wish to be upgrader and ass a typewriter you do not have in your database (rare), my username is: Melenjohannes

    1. Welcome Typewriter Hunter! (:

      1. Thanks :)

        Is there any way to contact you (by email perhaps) to brainstorm around a Wanderer typewriter I have that nobody has documented on TWDB? I want to make sure Im correct with what I think this is before posting it in my gallery.

        1. That’s not the way it works. The whole idea of the database is to input your machine and have the discussion about it happen among all interested collectors right there on the database. I’m not a consultant and I know almost nothing about Continentals.

  92. Hi! Kindly upgrade my account status? My username is bornjaded. Thank you!

  93. Hello i would like to be upgraded to hunter. My username is kopf. Thanks!

    1. Welcome Typewriter Hunter! (:

      1. Welcome Typewriter Hunter! (:

  94. Could I please be a typewriter hunter? My username is laulen.

    1. Welcome Typewriter Hunter! (:

  95. Hi Ted,
    please look at MERZ database:
    Model 1 1926 – up to 2500, not 25000
    Model 2 1927 – up to 7500, not 75000

  96. Hello. Can I be a typewriter hunter? My username is Elster.
    I don’t have a lot of machines but I do have a Nakajima 2000 (and I’m trying to narrow down its production year)

    1. Welcome Typewriter Hunter! (:

  97. Hello.
    May I be upgraded to Typewriter Hunter, please.
    I have four typewriters that are eager to join the illustrious ranks of those included in the gallery.
    My user name is Tommudsock

    1. Welcome Typewriter Hunter! (:

  98. Hello,

    Please upgrade me to Typewriter Hunter! My username is the same as here, mwrec.


    1. Welcome Typewriter Hunter! (:

  99. Hello,

    I’d like to be upgraded to a Typewriter Hunter please!

    Username: ZEROCOOL

    Thank you!

    1. Welcome Typewriter Hunter! (:

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