Let the sales begin

Let the sales begin

I intend to make some serious progress on slimming down my typewriter collection this fall. My first listing on eBay is a Pluma 22. — A what? — That’s the Spanish counterpart to the Lettera 22, minus tabulator. And this one is pink.You can find the listing...
Smith-Corona Vantage typewriter

Smith-Corona Vantage typewriter

The ribbon is found under a cover that swings up and forward.The top part of the plastic shell is a bit tricky to get off.The way the mechanism works is less than obvious.A couple of months ago I bought this Lexikon 82 on eBay and was frustrated to discover that...
Guest post: Repairing an Olivetti Graphika

Guest post: Repairing an Olivetti Graphika

Many thanks to Julian W. for taking us through a mechanical adventure with his Olivetti Graphika, a manual proportional-spacing typewriter. (“Sperrschrift” refers to  e x t e n d e d   s p a c i n g, which is activated by a lever on this...