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Original Metal Typewriter Spools Collection

Recently, I thought to take stock of all the original metal spools I have acquired. An interesting result! Most of the ribbons are of German origin i.e. Olympia, Adler, Erika – they are the larger ones with three round drive holes around the centre hole. The...

Another London collector!

Just a quick note that I met with another London typewriter collector this evening. It was an amazing meeting as he had around 70-100 manual typewriters and only few models repeated! He also had a bunch of colorful typewriters – some had the original funky paint...

Why buying a typewriter from eBay might not be the best idea.

Before I begin such a retrospective piece, I should first explain what qualifies me to write about the above topic. When I first got into collecting typewriters, I literally could not stop buying them! For about 9 months, I purchased 3-4 typewriters per week from...

Typewriter Featured on Chloé!

A couple of weeks ago, a lady from JONNY LU Studio reached out regarding a hire of typewriters for a project for Chloé. Below is the product of their work! I especially like the crisp sound of the keys typing.   "And I…" #FW16 runway, live today at 10am Paris...

Recent eBay typewriter purchase…

Lately, I noticed this beautiful Olympia SM1 in green being sold on eBay. The seller claimed it was working “okay” but is not an expert. So I thought to take a risk and purchase it as I rarely come across the first models in the SM series (most common being the SM2...

Change of Courier Explained

Greetings! I thought I’d go into further detail regarding the change of courier. Almost since the inception of the business, I have used Hermes courier service. They were one of the cheapest providers, normally deliveries took 3 days and the service had built in...

Change of courier.

Just a quick note that I will be changing the courier service from Hermes to another courier, for UK mainland deliveries. The cost normally is £15 but I have increased it to £17.50 as the new courier will a) deliver on time and within 2 working days and b) deliver the...

Stocking up for Christmas

Leading up to the festive season, you probably noticed that my typewriter inventory is relatively low, so thought to write up a list of the machines that I am currently working on and will be on sale in about 1-2 weeks time. Olivetti Valentine Black Imperial Good...

Remington Model 5 Portable – Anti-Caps Lock Mechanism

So I was in the process of renovating this stunning Remington Portable Model 5 and noticed this metal lever at the back. After being puzzled for a bit, I begun tinkering with it. I traced it on the bottom of the typewriter and found out it was linked to the caps lock...

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