Category: From the Desk of Reverend Munk

Typecasts from the desk of the Right Reverend Theodore Munk

Correspondence ephemera & a couple more EDCNs

Weapon of Choice: “Thunderbird 2” 1968 Montgomery Ward Signature 440T #B8860433 First EDCN to give away gets the blue marbled paper that was lining the envelope of T.C.’s stationery. Repurposed as the inner cover. I ended up deciding to send this one to T.C. because of course. Life Goals: Personal Backyard Tiki Bar. Second EDCN […]

Every Day Carry Notebook (EDCN) Version 2

Paper System of Choice: Munk’s EDCN “Every Day Carry Notebook V.2” Weapon of Choice: “Thunderbird 2” 1968 Montgomery Ward Signature 440T #B8860433 Back Cover Right Edge, protected by Pen Loop. Pen Loop sized for Sakura Pigma Micron drafting pens. Left (back) edge, protected by Tyvek spine cover. Open writing position, cover folded behind. Interior divider […]

Third Score of the 2022 Typewriter Hunting Season: 1956 Olympia SM3 (the perks of paying attention in TCL chat)

Weapon of Choice: “Jubal Harshaw” 1956 Olympia SM3 #785328 1956 Olympia SM3 #785328 (Hunter Teresa C’s collection) So the Typewriter Gods decided that a gifted Hot Rod Typewriter in swirly purple & silver wasn’t an amazing enough way to end out the 2022 Typewriter Hunting Season. I know, that’s pure crazy talk, but here’s the […]


I set aside a bit of a rainy Saturday to savor the “Guth’s Time in Texas” mixtape and write a Correspondence Episode reply to the sender. Weapon of Choice: “Richard The Deep Breather” 1925 Corona 4 #H506286 Guth said something about being rusty at mixtapin’, but it doesn’t show here in “Guth’s Time in Texas […]

Montgomery Ward Typewriters 1941-1985, Signatures, Forwards and Escorts and why certain rare Royal Typefaces can be found on Brother Typewriters!

Weapon of Choice: “Thunderbird 2” 1968 Montgomery Ward Signature 440T #B8860433 It’s been a bit since I’ve browsed through Muse Technical’s Department store catalog archive, but the other night someone asked about an 80’s-era Penncrest machine on the FB – and that set me to looking at the archive again. What I’ve found is that […]

Workin’ on the Lettera 22…

Weapon of Choice: “Tony” 1960 Olivetti Lettera 22 #749402 Gerren’s Lettera 22 Video: UPDATE: Currently Gerren is re-editing his video to fix some technical issues – I’ll re-link to the new one when he’s finished. In the meantime, here’s some pics of that escapement adjustment: What you will be doing is loosening the locknut that […]

Thriftin’ Report 2022-10-03

Weapon of Choice: “Dr. Lizardo” 1973 IBM Selectric II #26 1220365 Correspondence: Episode 7 – The X Files. Nobody’s got this far yet, but I’m getting the feeling that Episode 7 will be the last for awhile. I feel it’s important to put an endpoint to things once you feel like you have completed the […]