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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!

Friday, July 4, 2014

Get Outside And Type - It Makes You Feel Good!

Having a wicked good time at Spring Point in South Portland.

Typing, dinner and beer - a great combination.

At the LFK Pub in Portland's West End.

A beautiful afternoon for roof top typing in downtown Boston.

The front entrance to the Boston Athenaeum.

                                                              The End.


  1. Typing outdoors on a bright summer weekend with good company and an Olivetti Lettera 22, nothing like it indeed! As always, glad to hear business has been good.

    Falling for a Royal P is something I can relate to. (:

    Happy 4th, Tom!

  2. Very nice places. They all look like perfect places to visit, relax, and type. Nice to see you and Abraham meet up for some typing.

    I agree 100% with the joy of typing outdoors. I do it quite often in my yard and on my recent trip to the mid-West I made a few friends from my typing out and about the small towns we visited.

    Good to hear the shop is booming.

  3. How fun! I have four typewriters --one from you all the way here in SF -- but I have never taken them outside to type.

  4. What wonderful type-outs and type-ins. I spent much of the day on my porch using a typewriter to take notes on my reading. Time well spent.

  5. Now that's a great way to spend the day. Thanks for sharing!

  6. I'm sure it does the typewriters the world of good too! Nice post.

  7. Ton- I agree about the L-22. It's become my favorite typer. I'm also in love with Royal "P"'s. Now if I can just find my Vogue P.

    Bill- It's amazing how many people you meet when you type outdoors. People really respond in such a positive way. Thanks!

    Pamela- I remember selling your husband the machine and almost ruining your Christmas surprise. You should take a machine outdoors and type. The feeling is so different. I guarantee you'll love it.

    Richard- Thanks! I always know your into it. Congrats on finishing the book. Can't wait to read it. I'll be selling them in the store for sure.

    Scott- Thanks! A wicked good time for sure.

    writelephant- Thanks! You need to use all your machines if possible. It's good kharma.

  8. The photos of typing in various places are great. It sounds like great fun. Thanks for the inspiration.

  9. Great pictures of you and Abraham!

  10. Al fresco typing. :)

  11. Tim- Thanks man! See you soon. Still tweeking the QDL.

    Cheryl- Thanks! That Abraham guy sure takes a nice picture. Hope all is well.

    Janet- I see a fall type-out in your future.

  12. Wow--hope I can type as well as that Olivetti when I'm 60...