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, July 10, 2011

Baby Boomers Are Getting On Board

My first story is typed on a Sears Citation 2.

This Smith Corona Super Speed is a dream to type on.

December 25,1944 from Newsweek

December 14, 1935 from The Literary Digest


  1. Thanks for this post.

    How interesting that it's the younger generation who re-kindles their dad's interest in typewriters. And "look around in total amazement" was exactly how I reacted when I set foot in Berkeley Typewriter. That shop seemed to have been accepting a lot of refurbishing jobs too so it's great to hear that it's the same case in your own shop. Wish I could visit!

  2. I have a super speed from the 30s and I am amazed at how fast a machine it is. I think they advertised a special key/type bar construction. But, Remington, my word, my motto is: "Remington, typing more, but enjoying it less."

  3. Haha! Thanks for the mention! It is indeed a great machine!

  4. I'm so happy to hear people are enjoying old manual typewriters. I learned on a monstrous office model, not a portable, in 9th grade in 1979-80, and it was awesome. I have very fond memories of the noise, the flying hands, reaching up to give the return lever a hearty whack, and how we all listened for the bell at the end of the line during typing tests to see who was the fastest. I have three portables now but would love to have one of those old bulletproof office monsters.

    I assume everyone who reads this blog has seen this?


  5. Another encouraging and entertaining post, thank you.

    That last ad seems to assume that women will leave work when they get married.

  6. Thanks for your comments everyone. I think I'd like to check more standard manuals, they sure are fun to type on.

  7. Any time I feel gloomy about the state of the economy, or how hard it is to find a job you love, I just come over and read this blog and smile about you doing brisk business. It's a nice bit of good news to ponder.

  8. Thanks for your huge contribution to our fun loving hobby!! Just picked up an LCS Super Speed from a friend for $20. - what a deal, I love it!
    To me it is one of the most Art Deco/Streamlined units going - even though it's a bit late in the era. Im patiently, piece by piece pulling out pink, grey, and black herculon fibers from the mouse nest thats in the back, and clogging up the escapement. All part of it's history