About this blog

This blog is about the daily activities in a busy typewriter shop. I want to share with you the many interesting people who come in here, the beautiful machines I get and most of all the great typewriter stories that people share with me!

Sunday, August 12, 2012

Back To Work...Yea!!!

This Brothers Wizard types better than you think.

This 1937 Royal De Luxe makes a great first typewriter.

My favorite 1939 Corona Sterling does the honors today.


  1. Congrats on getting back to work. It must be so exciting to see the looks on people's faces as they attempt to decide what their first typewriter should be. I envy you, good sir.
    That Corona is quite a beauty, and the typeface is lovely. Is this a personal machine, or one you have in the shop you like to use?

  2. So glad to hear that you're back at it! I hope the rest of your recovery proceeds as quickly.

    The Apple Store comment is hilarious. You need a "Genius Bar" sign to have over your workbench!

  3. Glad to hear you are back to it! We've missed hearing from you.

  4. Great to hear that your back and hope the road to recovery continues to improve !

  5. It's great to have you back at work and blogging too. Good that things seem to be going good for your health and the shop.

    Those are 3 fine looking machines. I was very surprised and pleased with the Brother I have.

    I really like the Apple Store comment.

  6. Thanks for sharing the good news, Tom, happy that you are busy again! Are you in crutches or are you past that phase?

    I'm looking forward to receiving your email, you are killing me with suspense haha!

  7. Ken- You can't put a price on the joy I get from hooking people up with their first typewriters. Also the Corona Sterling is my machine that I keep at home. I try to type on as many customer machines as possible to show off as many different machines as I can.

    Winston, Mark, ART, Bill- Thanks for your well wishes! I also love the Apple Store comment.

    Ton- No more clutches and I can drive now but I it takes about 2 more months before I'll feel better. It's a slow recovery process.

  8. Welcome back!

    What a great business you have, I always love to read about it.

  9. Nice to hear that you're back on the job, Tom. Even nicer to hear that it still brings you joy. And I know that feeling that you get when you put the customer together with the perfect typewriter. I sell wristwatches and I always get a buzz when I've helped somebody choose the right watch. You can see it in their eyes. "Yep, that's the one. Wrap it up."

  10. Man, I LOVE that Sterling! She's just perfect and for a SC fan like me, I'm in love!

    Welcome back - you were missed for sure!

  11. Richard- Glad you enjoy. If you ever get to Boston, I hope you visit. I'll put you right to work selling vintage machines.

    Teeritz- Whatever you sell, it never gets old closing the sale. Especially when people are indulging on something to make them happy.

    Wordrebel- We Smith Corona guys gotta stick together. I love my Corona Sterlingand would never sell or trade her. Read your blog last month,glad you are well!

  12. Love the paneling on the Wizard. That's my kind of typer.

  13. Oh and I meant to add, reading your blog always makes me think seriously about the edict to do what you love.