Typewriters at the Wende Museum

Typewriters at the Wende Museum

Yesterday my family and I visited the Wende Museum of the Cold War in Culver City, California. My son, who’s about to graduate from college, had an internship here—virtually. He worked cataloguing items online, but this was his first chance to visit the...
Optimizing the Optima

Optimizing the Optima

This is the Optima Super that I call The Belle of the Insurgency. You may recognize her from my book. When I found her in 2011, she was a sorry sight and needed a long bath in Evaporust before she could be used and repainted. Recently, I keep noticing Kia Optimas...
Erika 20: the perfect typewriter?

Erika 20: the perfect typewriter?

“The Ideal Solution” According to the information on The Typewriter Database, the Erika 20 was made from September 1960 to February 1962. Model 20 40002011960Production begins 9/196025 400047819611961-1962 numbers run 4000478 to 401488725 1962See...