Vox Poplar

The photographs in this post are from a project called Vox Poplar. It is an installation at the Bown branch of the Boise Idaho Library System. Art, typewriter, poetry… stunning in its simplicity.

Navigate To What You Desire

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Greetings!  This is a quick message for my readers and followers of this blog.  First of all, THANK YOU!

Just a heads up- I have added categories here for BUDDHISM and MEDITATION.  I realize many of my followers are here for the typewriter posts which is great.  I don’t wish to lose readership, so if you’re only interested in a particular category where I post you can simply use the CATEGORIES option on my site and scroll to your interest.  Or better yet…

I use the aggregator FEEDLY for all the blogs I follow.  If you don’t use an aggregator you might want to try it out.  It is a godsend in keeping your online reading organized. The great thing is, if you only want to populate your feed of a particular blog with posts from a specific category (like say typewriters), you can simply navigate to that category, copy the link, then paste the link into the ADD CONTENT area of the aggregator.  Click on FOLLOW – boom, done!

Don’t worry, all of my categories are still viable.  I just didn’t want to start another blog for those topics; at least, not yet.  I need another blog right now like I need another typewriter (I don’t).

If you have any questions or comments about using an aggregator, feel free to contact me in the comment section of this post.  Hugs to all you readers and again, thank you.  ~Tom~

Garage Sales – Yay!

House sales, garage sales, flea markets.  The life blood of summer.  I was lamenting just two weeks ago that none of my friends had spotted any typewriters recently.  Then today, one nice beauty came my way from a neighbor.  Then, two more very nice machines came my way while I was at a writing workshop, thanks to my wife and son who went out to the local house sales.  All delivered right to my doorstop.  And strangely, all three are (W)Riters.

Starting with the MarxWriter

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Marx Toys began manufacturing in Girard Pennsylvania in 1934, a small town that neighbors my own small town.   This little toy is in very good condition.  As you can see, I even have the box.  This toy actually has quite a few functions found on portable typewriters.  It really will type, though it wouldn’t be my first choice for typing up a business letter.  How about those key tops!  Does that shape remind you of another collectable typewriter?  The Marx toy museum closed recently, but you can still find some great information about the history at the museum website.

Next up from today is the Smith-Corona Skyriter.

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This lady blue is in very good+ condition.  Hardly used, there are not the usual scratches in the plastic body, and no fading either.  Types like a champ.  SN – 6Y908851

Finally, the critter that my neighbor thoughtfully brought to my attention (and my doorstep); the Remington-Rand Quiet-Riter from 1956.

Types well, rugged, and everything functions as it should.  SN – QR 2954202

So there you have it.  The MarxWriter, the Skyriter and the Quiet-Riter.  Seems I was destined to punch up my Riter collection today.  $50 total for these 3 critters.   Boom baby.

~TH~