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Typewriter Photo Galleries » The American Gallery » 18-11-2019 11:56:53

SquireDante
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My third anniversary for buying my first typewriter (a 1947 Underwood SS) was a few days ago. Here we are and here's to many more years typing on it. Yes, that's a chicken in the background. https://cdn.boardhost.com/emoticons3/grin.png



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The World of Typewriters » Instagram » 12-9-2019 09:13:53

SquireDante
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I understand the reservations of using anything Facebook is involved with. I mainly use my account to advertise my book blog so my face doesn't make an appearance and I haven't shared any personal information. 
I'll definitely try taking some unique pictures, sans mugs, soon. Unfortunately, two of my favorite machines are 30-40lb so hauling them around to pretty places is a bit of a pain. https://cdn.boardhost.com/emoticons3/cheerful.png


IanJ wrote:

#typewritercellar...#typewritertraveler...#charliefoxtrotvintage

I'm following them all now. Thanks!

The World of Typewriters » Instagram » 11-9-2019 09:14:52

SquireDante
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Does anyone have an Instagram account centered around typewriters that I can follow? I'd love to see people showcasing their collections.
I have an account (@damselinthelibrary) but it's focused on books and my bookish drawings instead of my typewriters. I want to start incorporating my typewriters more, so does anyone have advice on the best angle for pictures?

Typewriters - Private Sellers Only » FS: 1963 Smith-Corona Classic 12 with case » 16-7-2019 19:22:46

SquireDante
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I had no luck on Craigslist. This typewriter is still available if anyone's interested.

Type Talk » Possible Acquistions Thread » 08-3-2019 09:55:35

SquireDante
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It's a daisywheel. And thank you for correcting me; I didn't know there was a difference between electric and electronic. 

Type Talk » Possible Acquistions Thread » 07-3-2019 14:06:03

SquireDante
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My dad's visiting my grandma and she has an Espon elite 100. He says it works and I'm sure it's hardly been used. But I don't have a lot of space right now (trying to sell one of my other typewriters) and I'm not sure if I'd  even like using an electric typewriter. Does anyone have one and do you like it? Would anyone want to buy it? 

The World of Typewriters » Typewriters in the Movies » 02-3-2019 11:29:13

SquireDante
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That is really interesting information about the defense contractor. I'd love to see something like that included in tv shows/movies. 
The ribbon might have been fresh, but the writers probably didn't think too carefully about it.

Last night I started watching Amazon Prime's adaptation of The ABC Murders and since it takes place in the '30s a typewriter was used to write the letters. But so far they haven't shown any of the typewriters up close, just what is written; like an exclamation point made all at once, not using a period and apostrophe. I know few people would care to get a detail like that right, but it'd be cool if they did.

The World of Typewriters » Typewriters in the Movies » 27-2-2019 18:25:02

SquireDante
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Not a movie, but there was a manual Smith-Corona (I'm guessing 60s) in the most recent episode of The Blacklist titled "Minister D." The villain-of-the-week was using it to transcribe incriminating phone calls to blackmail people with. 
The techie of the show said typewriters were impossible to use and you had to slam the keys into the ribbon to type. So they "read" what the villain had last typed by looking at the ribbon. It didn't show them doing it of course.
My mom and I had a good laugh at the absurdity. 

Typewriters - Private Sellers Only » FS: 1963 Smith-Corona Classic 12 with case » 13-2-2019 10:02:27

SquireDante
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If no one here is remotely interested, I'm gonna put it on Craigslist and hope for the best. 

Typewriters - Private Sellers Only » FS: 1963 Smith-Corona Classic 12 with case » 04-1-2019 15:16:27

SquireDante
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The time has come for me to downsize my collection. 
This Classic 12 (serial #118658) is in good condition. It types well, I replaced the draw band, and the case only has some cosmetic blemishes and no key. I cleaned the typewriter to the best of my ability and will include the ink spools it came with. The platen is hard but undamaged. The ribbon reserve only goes one direction, so you'll have to rewind the ink by hand. The previous owner drowned the inside parts with WD-40 or something similar and while I was able to clean off most of it, some residue remains. 
My asking price is $35 or best offer. Shipping could cost as much as $60 so I'm hoping there's someone local who'd like to pick it up or meet me somewhere. I'm outside of Spartanburg, SC and would be willing to drive as far as Greenville, Columbia, Charlotte, NC, or somewhere comparable. 
If you want to pay for shipping, I'll do it ONLY WITHIN THE 48 CONTIGUOUS STATES. 
PM me if you're interested or have other questions. 

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