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!

Monday, April 18, 2011

The Business Side Of Typewriters

On its way to the west coast.

My weapon of choice this week.

Remington Standard No.2 from 1891

Rem. 10 from Feb. 1911.  Love the pompous quote.

The New Yost from May 1892

March, 1901 from "The Metropolitan"

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possible from 1896



  1. Different perspectives widen the scope of appreciation. (:

  2. There are certainly many different dimensions to these machines. I came to them first as user, then aesthete, then historian, and finally as amateur mechanical tinkerer. Your own perspective, Tom, starting with the mechanics, is probably the approach that all the great typewriter inventors and builders would most appreciate.

  3. I wish I could send you my ailing SM-4, but the shipping would break the bank! The posts from and about the people still in the typewriter industry are amazing. I saw (somewhere) that an Indian manufacturer was down to its last 500 stock. I wonder if there'll be anyone around to fix them in 80 or so years time? Thanks for another great post.

  4. If I may ask, what kind of paper are you using in these photos? Do you sell it at the shop?

  5. s.bauer- the yellow paper is 20lb bond paper from Staples. It's in the specialty paper section.

    Rob- haven't you always wanted to make a road trip to Boston. Bring the SM4 with you.

    Thanks for the comments gentlemen. I appreciate it!