Last time I mentioned that Christie’s Grandmother had given us a typewriter. It’s an 70s era Olympiette 3 portable. I haven’t taken any photos of it yet, but this one on Flickr is identical. The few pages I’ve managed to bang out on it have taught me just how little strength is required for a PC keyboard, and the crack of the type bars against the paper and platen is wonderfully alarming. But it needs a little attention. A CLA, for you camera folks. Should I do it myself? Should I send it out? And what do I type on while it’s out of service?
Yesterday, I bought a Remington Rand Letter-Riter from a local woman. Found it on Craigslist. It needs a little work, too, but either is useable until one of them is cleaned. Christie says my collection is complete. Actually, she said some words that aren’t PG, so I won’t repeat them here. Fair enough. Besides, how could I possibly need more than one typewriter?
Bree has one that types in italics. An old Underwood No. 5 would be relatively inexpensive and it has those nifty round keys with the chrome rings. A noiseless for train travel. And I saw one with a math keyboard. Can’t live without that. I hope Christie doesn’t read this.