Blog Posts - Typewriters



At a typewriter… you can type the world

You can go to Mars… climb any mountain… meet anyone every born.  Just sit down at a keyboard and type it and it will be so!
by Type oh! Geewiz creation on Dec 12, 2016

The Fox No. 24, a sentimental favorite…

Not in the best of condition, my Fox 24 (1911) typewriter looks neat to me.  It types and I like the results.  Just need to get it out more and work on it… but I am happy just to press it keys.
by Type oh! Geewiz creation on Dec 10, 2016

$7.99 for a 1959 Smith-Corona Secretarial

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.
by Type oh! Geewiz creation on May 28, 2016

1924 Remington Noiseless 5 Standard (The curved one with metal platen)

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...
by Type oh! Geewiz creation on May 27, 2016

Smith Premier 30 at 89…

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…...
by Type oh! Geewiz creation on Mar 20, 2016

1912 Monarch Visible… shows its way!

I like the look… I love its feel… at 104 it makes my day great!!
by Type oh! Geewiz creation on Mar 18, 2016

For good type… type good!

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!
by Type oh! Geewiz creation on Dec 15, 2015

The Typewriter Revolution arrived today… A Review!!

As soon as I saw the words “The art of Screwing” on page 152) I knew I had to get out my flatbed… and take a picture with it! Richard Polt’s new book “The Typewriter Revolution” had me at “The”!
by Type oh! Geewiz creation on Oct 19, 2015

1932 Rheinmetall makes my day…

Sometimes you come across a wonder… all the seller knew was it came over from Germany in the 1930’s…  then when I saw the serial number (41993) I just smiled at my treasure!
by Type oh! Geewiz creation on Oct 15, 2015

Remington Model 5 Streamline…

I saw a dusty typewriter, no marking… the owner could not ID… but I knew.  So I offered $21.00… just when you think you are out… the type pulls you back!
by Type oh! Geewiz creation on Sep 11, 2015

The pens successor… according to National Typewriter!

The logo said it all: “The pens successor…” People still use pens everyday… manual typewriters not so much!
by Type oh! Geewiz creation on Jun 8, 2015

With a Royal Citadel I feel ready to hit the road…

The Royal Citadel… and the Singer Scholastic seem the same… except the Citadel was 1/2 the price of any Singer  I’ve come across in similar condition. Not to mention the Royal Dart…...
by Type oh! Geewiz creation on May 29, 2015

Typewriter… tough love for the mind!

On a typewriter the page reflects your current state.  If you are tired… lack focus… it shows on the page and you can not hide behind spell check, perfect text and grammar checkers… what you press is what you get.  The typewriter...
by Type oh! Geewiz creation on May 22, 2015

I hear the thud… and the thud is good…

Noise of a noiseless typewriter…...
by Type oh! Geewiz creation on May 18, 2015

Year 4 begins: 1934 Bar-let No. 1

I’ve wanted a Bar-let for years… so I start this new one with one…...
by Type oh! Geewiz creation on Apr 1, 2015

The Torpedo types great!!

The Antares is a 10 to look at but just okay to type with.  The Underwood Quiet Tab has good looks and good typing.  The Torpedo just types great!!
by Type oh! Geewiz creation on Mar 25, 2015

Antares Top-Lux.. in blue

It’s so pretty…...
by Type oh! Geewiz creation on Mar 23, 2015

The Patria (Spain) brings a new look to Typeoh!

I move into my third year with a new look…...
by Type oh! Geewiz creation on Mar 21, 2015

If I am left handed… can I type right?

Many thoughts come to mind while one types…...
by Type oh! Geewiz creation on Mar 15, 2015

The harris type…

Considering its cost 100 years ago of $39.80 its a great machine.
by Type oh! Geewiz creation on Mar 14, 2015


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