Here's the latest roster, which totals 8. But first: typeface samples. By the way, what's with my repeated use of "really" in the typeface samples? Can you tell I'm from California?
Here is the story of how I came to acquire this Hermes Rocket at Acme Business Machines in Arkansas. This day I spent with my dad is one of my favorite memories. Thanks Monda. Rest in peace, Ed Cordon.
Found this Lettera 22 at Deluxe Junk in Seattle, a great antique shop that usually has a good selection of typewriters. It came with the manual and brushes and the whole bit, even a decomposing plastic typewriter cover. I had another identical Lettera prior to this one, which I gave to Olympiaman.
This cursive Olympia SF is from Cambridge Typewriter, by way of Speculator in Maine. (See the comments of the post to hear the story behind that). This typewriter has been my holy grail machine for some time, owing to my disappointment with my other cursive machine.
Here is a random post blathering about my Olympia SM-9. Everyone seems to have one. Here's a scan of the SM9 manual. This is by far my most mechanically superior typewriter, with a resurfaced platen, or perhaps a new one, I forget. I bought it from a refurb place online. The typing action is literally like a new typewriter.
Bought this Hermes Rocket at Blue Moon Camera and Machine in Portland, OR. It used to look like this. Then I spray-painted it pink. People ask about how I painted it, but I really didn't use any particular technique. Here is a post about it.
This is a really gorgeous typewriter, in person. All the details and writing on the back and whatnot is perfectly intact. It is a 1941 Royal Quiet De Luxe that I got at Deluxe Junk in Seattle, and I had it cleaned and tuned up at Ace Typewriter in Portland, OR.
This Underwood Champion 11 from 1937 is the only typewriter I've kept out of seven I got from a shuttered museum in Petaluma, CA. Here is a post about this dubious haul, and here is another. After owning the machine for 20 months, my dad finally fixed a glitch and I got a ribbon in the thing, and you know what? It works great.
Here is the cursed cursive Hermes 3000. Here is a post about it when it was new and I was not yet truly versed in its cursed ways. Thing is, it has a lovely typeface. Otherwise I would rehome it to the bottom of Lake Washington.
If there are so many scars
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