Weapon of Choice: 1957 Tower Commander #5AT635929 Had to move the year’s Correspondence out of a binder and into a file drawer. This might last another few of months. Weapon of Choice: “Eugene” 1970 Webster XL-747 #L0944386 Boomer wants to rub on letters too!
Category: Typewriters In The Corral
My herd of fine writin’ irons.
Weapon of Choice: “Mothra” 1972 IBM Selectric Composer #5016537 Typefaces of Choice: IBM Composer T-8-M Theme 8-Point Medium, Chart Pak Deca-Dry 24-Point Franklin Gothic Condensed, 3M 42-Point Mercator Bold.
Weapon of Choice: “Dr. Lizardo” 1973 IBM Selectric II #26 1220365
Weapon of Choice: “Thunderbird 4” 1968 Montgomery Ward Signature 440T #C8899610 I chopped down a dozen more sheets from the ream of Wausau 70# Matte Coated Text paper I had saved back from the 90’s for the EDCN, and got curious as to whether I’d be able to find another ream when this one gets […]
Weapon of Choice: “Thunderbird 2” 1968 Montgomery Ward Signature 440T #B8860433 Obligatory Desk Cat Boomer basks in the warmth of my old vertical monitor.
Weapon of Choice: “Tex” 1957 Underwood De Luxe #AG2859328
Weapon of Choice: 1986 Canon Typestar 4 #Q12013213
Weapon of Choice: 1962 Groma Kolibri N #N43143
Weapon of Choice: 1971 Royal (Silver-Seiko) Sprite #NM 1113791 Fisher Space Pen refill cartridge (.7mm with G2 Converter) vs OHTO PG-105NP Needlepoint Gell (.5mm) Typewriter Club Live 2023-01-15 Yeah, the Schmidt DSM 2006 doesn’t fit in either the plastic barrel Jotter or the full Stainless one, spring in or out. I’ve seen video reviews of […]
Weapon of Choice: “Jubal Harshaw” 1956 Olympia SM3 #785328 What’s a Correspondent?
Leoben likes the cut of Jubal’s Jib! Weapon of Choice: “Jubal Harshaw” 1956 Olympia SM3 #785328
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 […]
Weapon of Choice: “Wonka” 1960 Royal Diana #DTP 117054 I have been a very good boy this year, and haven’t purchased a single typewriter – in keeping with my desire to slim the herd down to 50 or less. I’ve even set aside two of my collection to give away to other collectors that I […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Weapon of Choice: “Easy” 1964 Hermes 3000 #3246817 The green Bell Trimline? That’s going to S.K. to complete her Hermes 3000 Office. (:
Weapon of Choice: “Indy” 1959 Tower Chieftain III #3YT167056 Zipper pull tabs from one of the Sunset Library Type-Ins. Indy’s already pretty full of stickers on the case. :D Discount code I used at Rubberstamps.com: “THANKYOU15” for 15% off your order!
Weapon of Choice: “Dr. Lizardo” 1973 IBM Selectric II #26 1220365 Carter’s Blue Pencil Carbons found at a thrift for a couple bucks for a full box of 50. And so now I have reason to fire up the Neo again, just to check the battery, which is still at 100% after months since I […]
Weapon of Choice: “Mothra”, 1972 IBM Selectric Composer #5016537 One of the delightful things about having a Selectric Composer is that it can type using 6-Point typeballs. Not 6-Pitch, mind you – that’s very large – but 6-POINT, which is very, very tiny. This is handy if I want to type very small notes, and […]
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 […]
Weapon of Choice: “Gandalf the Grey” 1970 IBM Selectric I  #5846248 Heh, this was the 7th typewriter gallery uploaded to TWDB! :D This Dymo label with the model number, serial number and pitch value was on the machine when I picked it up at the yard sale in 2013. Not sure why, doesn’t look […]
Weapon of Choice: “Roosevelt” 1960 Aztec (Erika) 700 #1930178 The Back Alley Man and the Keeper of the Lost Bible A musical excursion into Flagstaff street life, making friends with dogs and the drunken keeper of a lost Bible. Unfortunately, I seem to have hit the record button too late to catch that whole conversation. […]
Weapon of Choice: “Starbuck” 1964 Hermes Rocket #60279151974 Facit 1620 #910029Time to make the donuts! er, or update the Halda/Facit Age List, anyway.
Weapon of Choice: “Thunderbird 3” 1966 Montgomery Ward Signature 440T #D6216161 This correspondence Response is gonna be a doozy! A lack was expressed, and so I responded by time traveling back to the best years of Windows XP and the tech and happenings of the 00’s to craft a one-of-a-kind EXPERIENCE, with hand-selected and emotionally […]
Weapon of Choice: 1962 Groma Kolibri N #N43143 Hit the “Play” button below for the last couple of exciting minutes before the power came back on. Listen while reading, please. (: Radio Shack #20-527 fer Nine Bucks? Yep! :D While this is not the big Avery binder mentioned below, it is also an Avery. It’s […]
Weapon of Choice: “Thunderbird 4” 1968 Montgomery Ward Signature 440T #C8899610
Weapon Of Choice: “Thunderbird 2” 1968 Montgomery Ward Signature 440T #B8860433 I found this nice leather satchel during a thrift run the other day, $5. Finally something to replace the nasty plastic case these awesome 440T’s come in. :D.
Weapon of Choice: 1990 NTS WP-10c SlabTop Word Processor Weapon of Choice: 198x Royal (Nakajima) Alpha 2015 #42320862 ProTip: Peel off that WP-10 sticker and it uncovers the Citizen 10WP that’s actually silkscreened onto the shell. Weapon of Choice: 198x Olivetti 900X #85330822198x Surprise! Looks like the WP-2 also has the option 32k SRAM installed, […]
Weapon of Choice: “Eugene”, 1970 Webster XL-747 #L0944386 Hit the “Play” button below for a nice evening typing session mix. I’ve been listening to a lot of Biogenerative Ambient lately, and decided that music played on modular by a Mint plant via a biofeedback sensor would be just the thing for today’s background. Enjoy the […]
Weapon of Choice: 1946 Royal Quiet De Luxe #A-1218244 Goodies from The Type Space! :D A Quiet De Luxe differs from an Aristocrat mainly by the amount of sound padding panels it has. For some reason, this QDL had lost all of it’s panels, so I’ll replace them with fun red felt. Weapon of Choice: […]
Weapon of Choice: 1960 Aztec (Erika) 700 #1930178Unboxed at Typewriter Club LIVE: 2022-01-30 Erika 10, Optima Super & Aztec 700 User Manual Joe Van Cleave’s Optima Super, which is actually an Optima, rather than a relabeled Erika 10, like my Aztec 700. There are quite distinctly different machines, mechanically. In 1960 Optima began re-labeling Erika […]
Weapon of Choice: 1978 Brother Charger 11 #K83712885 Typewriter Club LIVE: 2022-01-23 Time to make some notes in your JP-1 Repair Bible. You make notes in your Bible, right? The following pages are from the Silver-Seiko 700 Series Repair Bible, and they have a clearer explanation of the process of Ring & Cylinder/Platen Parallel and […]
Weapon of Choice: “Cadwallader” 1963 Olympia SM7 #2335640 Weapon of Choice: “Adwoa” 1961 Swissa Junior #6102535 Weapon of Choice: 1971 Royal (Silver-Seiko) Sprite #NM 1113791 Weapon of Choice: “Thunderbird 4” 1968 Montgomery Ward Signature 440T #C8899610 Weapon of Choice: 1925 Underwood Portable 3 Bank #147487
Weapon of Choice: 1957 Tower Commander #5AT635929 The Previous 5TE Serial List: See: News timeline (mostly by: John Coleman, Peter Weil) https://www.facebook.com/groups/TypewriterCollectors/permalink/10158187046324678/ New York Times, Atlanta Constitution – October 10, 1956 (announcement) October 21-28, 1956 (stores begin offering limited inventory) January 27, 1957 Brazeal Typewriter Co in Springfield, MO (has one at least for display) […]