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I’m a star in Saskatoon

I’m a star in Saskatoon

Well, sorta.Many bits of my recent conversation with reporter Kevin Mitchell of the Saskatoon Star-Phoenix (now there's a proper newspaper name for you) made it into his recent article. There's even a selfie I sent...

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A new frontier in fake typewriters

A new frontier in fake typewriters

My eye was just caught by this item on eBay. It's a contemporary agglomeration based on an old clock and an Ideal-keyboard Hammond typewriter, like this one from Geoff Flash's collection.The intricacy and oddity of...

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First typewriter safari of 2024

First typewriter safari of 2024

Today I visited a couple of local antique malls and spotted the following typewriters.I've seen photos of the Tomy's Tutor Typer before, but don't think I've actually tried one before today. Note how what looks like a...

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Thanksgiving typing

Thanksgiving typing

Several years ago, I gave this repainted early Quiet-Riter to the next-door neighbor boy who was eager for a typewriter. When attending the neighbors’ Thanksgiving feast, I was glad to see that they had the...

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Author Ed Park on typewriters

Author Ed Park on typewriters

I've known writer and editor Ed Park for some 25 years, thanks to our mutual interest in eccentric mystery writer Harry Stephen Keeler. He's just published Same Bed Different Dreams, a delightful and multilayered novel...

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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...

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Staplers I have known

Staplers I have known

If you work on paper, you need to keep papers together. This is why a number of typewriter enthusiasts have also acquired a variety of staplers. I'm not a stapler collector, but I've been cleaning my study and I ran...

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A green machine

A green machine

 Here's the typewriter that goes in the case whose handle I replaced with "one weird trick."This is a 1935 Royal A portable with a deep green finish—still lovely despite the wear and chips.This typewriter was quite...

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