When I was on the road for a couple months in my tiny camper I packed an Olivetti Lettera 32.
It’s Thanksgiving time in America and I’d like to give thanks to the typewriter ribbon and to those who still
When you think of East Germany, or rather, the former German Democratic Republic, one might think low-grade gear stamped out under
“Typewriters are too good for people. They last too long. They work too well. If they were a lot more
THE TYPEWRITER. A Graphic History of the Beloved Machine Uppercase Publishing, 2015. 336 pages When I saw the cover, I
When I first saw the EverType, I had no idea the revelation that was to follow. All I knew was
Congratulations! You have a stack of typewritten pages. Now what? This is where the computer shines. It’s great for editing!
Okay, pilgrim, before you saddle up, there’s something I need to tell you. And perhaps this is a confession. Some
In last week’s post, I reviewed local options for getting your hands on a typewriter. If none of these panned
There is nothing to writing. All you do is sit down at a typewriter and bleed. –Ernest Hemingway From the
Distraction free writing seems to be the buzz these days. In fact, there are dedicated writing apps that have stripped
Facit 1620 (1969) Every facet of the Facit is fantastic, from the ultra-glide action of the cylinder and bearing carriage system
Olympia Splendid 33 When the 1960s rolled around, Olympia had ascended to the top of the typewriter heap. While their good looks
Torpedo 18 (1951) Like its weapon namesake, the Torpedo typewriter is sleek and fast. The keys move effortlessly and with fluid precision.
Remington Quiet-Riter Eleven When you first look at the Quiet-Riter Eleven, you’re likely to think of post-WWII American design—its bulbous
Consul 232 (1966) When this typewriter came off the factory floor in 1966, Czechoslovakia was just two years away from
Olympia Traveller (1969) By the late 1960s Olympia had perfected the typewriter. While other manufacturers seemed to have lowered their
Erika 10 (1954) If you’ve ever used a high-end typewriter, such as an Olympia, Hermes or the versatile Smith-Corona and
Optima Elite (1950s) It’s hard not to talk about the Optima Elite without comparing it to it’s German cousin, the
Olympia SF Deluxe (1960s) This is the typewriter for all your writing needs. The Olympia SF Deluxe has a strong, authoritative
Smith-Corona Skyriter (1960s) The jet set crowd needs a tool for their age, and by its looks, the Smith-Corona Skyriter
Hermes Rocket (1960s) The Hermes Rocket typewriter is a pint-sized powerhouse. This little Rocket is built tough. With its all
Hermes Rocket (1970s) The first thing you notice about a Hermes Rocket typewriter is its compact size and quality workmanship.
Olympia SM9 (1966) The Olympia SM9 is a writer’s typewriter. It just plain works. Its utilitarian lines and solid mechanicals
Royal Futura 800 (1958) If you were to judge a typewriter solely by its looks, then the Royal Futura 800
Hermes 3000 (1958) When sitting down to a Hermes 3000 for the first time, you feel drawn to the machine
Royal Quiet De Luxe (1946) If you want a solid typewriter that’s stylish and extremely easy to use, go with
Smith-Corona Sterling (1950) Take classic 1950s Art Deco style, combined with simple and solid mechanicals, and you have the Smith
Hermes Rocket (1941) The nifty little typewriter in this review originated in 1941 and was passed down to a granddaughter
Olivetti Underwood Lettera 32 (1963) The first thing you notice about this typewriter is how compact and solid it feels.
Olivetti Underwood Studio 44 (1965) At first glance, you notice the size. For a portable typewriter, it’s rather large. But