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27-4-2017 19:29:13  #601


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Hi everyone,

My name is Steven, I live in San Francisco, and a month or so ago, I dug out from my closet an Olympia Splendid 33 that I had purchased when I lived in Berlin some 20 years ago (sigh). I wanted to show my daughter what a real typewriter was, and she's really taken to it.

I also just purchased a Royal Quiet Deluxe as a secondary typewriter that I can use to learn about typewriter maintenance.

In my spare time, I'm not adverse to roasting coffee, smoking the occasional cigar and taking our van out of the city with our kids to go hiking/camping.

Looking forward to the conversations!




 

 

28-4-2017 17:30:39  #602


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Welcome, Steven! Glad to have you here!


Elliott 1
 

28-4-2017 21:47:37  #603


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Welcome Steven: I am a newcomer to these forums as well, and am new to Typewriters also. I live in Canada and have recently purchased a mid sixties Olivetti Lettera 22.

I am originally from the UK (an ex British Navy guy) and wish you well.

Cheers

David
 

 

10-5-2017 21:25:40  #604


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Hello I am George from Tennessee. I am 50 and have become interested in all things mechanical. Industrial electric and electronics is how I make my living but have always loved the mechanical side of technology.
About a year ago I started repairing machanical wind up wrist watches, this will be my retirement activity when I get too old to continue working in the steel mill I currently work.
Within the past two months I have become interested in typewriters and have acquired a couple of Royals. A model KMG from 1949 and a Quiet De Lux which I have not looked up the serial number to date it but I think it is from the 40s also.
Interesting enough is that my dad made his living from repairing typewriters, adding machines, and the first generation of copiers. What I would give to go back and pay attention to what he was doing.
Great to be a part of this forum!!

 

11-5-2017 13:48:25  #605


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Welcome George!


Elliott 1
 

06-6-2017 11:35:04  #606


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Hello,
My name is Dan. I currently reside in southern Illinois, where I study creative writing and teach English as a grad assistant. My wife and I are expecting our first child in a few months, yeah!

I began journaling in 2006 when I was in the Navy, as a way to record my 'sea stories'. In 2010 I was walking through a flea market when I saw an old typewriter made by Remington. At that time, I had no idea that gun manufacturers made typewriters. I bought it on the spot for twenty bucks. Suddenly, my passions for writing, WWII history, and mechanical objects all coalesced to form an ooey-gooey fetish for, you guessed it, the typewriter. I have twelve portables in my collection right now, half of which don't work very well, (bought in haste during my early, inexperienced years) the other half I've restored, over time, to excellent working condition. I use typewriters everyday as part of my creative process.

I joined because I love typewriters, and I love people who love typewriters. I feel they are one of the most wonderful and inspiring things human beings have ever invented. I love how kinetic they are, the way they interact with the body and activate the senses. When I'm done with school, I would love to develop a creative writing course around the typewriter.

Here's a quick list of the work horses in my stable,
Hermes Baby 1949, Olivetti Valentine S 197?, Hermes 3000 1960, Olympia SM9 196?, Royal Portable O 193?, Underwood Universal Quiet Tab 1955.

 

08-6-2017 13:59:55  #607


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Welcome, Dan!


Elliott 1
 

11-6-2017 14:16:46  #608


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Brownfox here. I taught myself to type when I was 14 because my handwriting is so atrocious. My first machine was an Adler Tippa which I absolutely loved and used until it got stolen. I've also had Olivettis, and Olympias, which I didn't hang on to when they were replaced by computers in the 80s, . Seeing an Adler for sale on a site coupled with finding an absolute bargain price Olympia portable at a village fête rewoke my enthusiasm for these wonderful; intricate machines that served us so well. I think it safe to say that I have definitely been bitten by the typewriter bug.

 

12-6-2017 13:55:17  #609


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Great to have you here -- bienvenue!

 

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