InI acquired three old manual typewriters, from Jack Whitliff, a retired office machine dealer in Astoria, Oregon. Return Policy Helpful Links The website Machines of Loving Grace displays a wonderful collection of vintage machines and available information pertaining to them.
During the past 30 some years, I have tried to keep every old black or unusual typewriter that came my way.
Resources Books on Collecting and Typewriter Information: This is when the "BUG" hit me. The machine I first learned to repair was the Royal manual typewriter, model FP. It has a large collection of typewriter serial numbers and photo galleries to help collectors identify their machines.
When there is no hope left, and the machine warrants the repair, I will have a machinist or casting professional make it for me. Many typewriters came with cleaning kit, or at least instructions to show the operator how to keep the machine free of dust and dirt, while at the same time keeping it well oiled.
It is always interesting to read about which typewriters were favored by famous writers and Richard Polt has compiled a list of authors and commentary on "The Classic Typewriter Page ". As the typewriter industry grew and more dealerships began to appear, trained service men started maintaining and servicing these writing machines for the end user.
The Typewriter Database is a unique source to help date your typewriter. This "mini" collection was the springboard that propelled me into antique typewriter repair and collecting. Because of the wear and tear caused from continuous daily use, exposure to the environment such as heat, humidity, dust, paper and ribbon fiber, typewriters have always had to be attended to, or serviced by, a trained or knowledgeable person.
Over the years I have managed to accumulate over typewriters, some of which are my private collection, some I use for reference when I need to completely dis-assemble a typewriter for restoration, and the remainder I use for parts machines.
James Joiner talks about famous authors and their typewriters along with collector Steve Soboroff in the article " The Hidden World of the Typewriter ".
When I have a rare machine that needs parts, I search other collectors "boneyards" for them. I also purchase old typewriters, working or not, and would be happy to discuss any machine you may wish to sell.
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In the early years of the typewriter, the operator was expected to keep the machine in good operating condition. Contact them at ask for Charlene or email bacoribbon sbcglobal. Gradually, I made contact with other collectors, and because none of them did any repairs of their own, I started servicing their machines too.
For many years I only collected and repaired for myself, because I thought I was the only typewriter collector that existed. Identification and Value Guide by Darryl Rehr and Antique Typewriters From Creed To Qwerty by Michael Adler provide good reference materials entailing the history, directories and advice on buying and collecting typewriters.
ByI had opened my own office machine business, which continues to this day and continued to collect and repair many types of old mechanical machines. A good many of my parts machines were made before the turn of the century, and way before the sinking of the Titanic.
One of the machines was a Blickensderfer 7, one was a Smith Premier 2, and the third was a Remington 7 understrike typewriter.Vintage typewriters vary in shape, size, space between keys, and available characters and functions, including different methods of key-strike.
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