Recently viewed the film CALIFORNIA TYPEWRITER. Got me thinking about the various types of collectors out there, and what motivates individuals.
typecast on my 1979 Olympia SG3 – pdf file at bottom of post
Received a wonderful gift from a friend, a 1956 OPTIMA Elite 3 typewriter in very good condition. My new companion for the next week or so.
I slipped up and missed this years World Typewriter Day (June 23). Here’s a short interview outlining why you should own a typewriter. Enjoy!
Today I took a few typewriters over to another house we have nearby (referred to as BRAVO – the main house as you might guess is ALPHA). I decided to place a Smith-Corona Silent inside the typing desk. I also took over the 1948 Royal Quiet De Luxe and my 1946 Smith-Corona Clipper. I’ll be bouncing back and forth between the two houses over the next several weeks. Just hate the thought of being without a typewriter.
Now I’m choosing which machines will accompany me on an upcoming writing retreat. ~TH~
Yes, I like typewriters. Recently I have backed off of my own use of the words ‘love’ and ‘hate’ in regard to experiences, devices and people. Unless I truly do hate… or love them. After all, I don’t hate certain politicians who occasionally sit in the oval office. Suffice it to say, they may not be my ‘cup of tea’.
This short narrative however, brings home why I love typewriters. Oops!