The longer I collect typewriters… I find that the quality of the typewriter is not always what I like. After all I do not make a living using a typewriter. I type because its fun; not because it is a tool of my craft.
My Demountable No. 2 came to me… slow and difficult to operate. Then one day I managed to fit its frame on the correct way. It became quick and fun…
There are still great wonderful values out there. Full size, working; even a useable ribbon and only $7.99… At a higher price I would have skipped this model; but now I say it’s a quality machine.
I could not resist this beauty. It was so nice looking I had fears… which turned out to be true… the frame had broken in the interior that prevented proper placement of the platen but after some effort I got some impressions… not to mention great joy and internal smiles!
Sometimes… what you buy for parts becomes something you can not part with.
This 1927 Smith Premier 30 fools you into thinking it is scrap… then it starts to play…
I like the look… I love its feel… at 104 it makes my day great!!
When I think positive thoughts my typewriters respond by working well… when I am negative they skip and stick and refuse to create good type!
It was called a 9lb wonder back in its day (1938), looks great and types okay. I got on board and rambled across a page… the other day.