It's Blue! 1928 Royal Model P

Royal was a little late to the portable typewriter game. They were a major player in the larger standard size machines, but were slow out of the gate on portables. Once they entered the race, however, they quickly became a force to be reconvened with. In this episode, I show they typewriter as I received it, untouched, uncleaned, but still a worthy machine. Don't worry, I plan to clean it up.

The "Let's Get Busy" Typewriter: 1953 Smith-Corona Sterling

This typer came to me in rough shape. That's the bad news. The good news is, it only cost me $15.00. It had endured a some careless treatment (so it seems) and about half the keys didn't work. I took it home, put it on my work bench and had at it. A couple hours later, I had a working typewriter. The work was tedious, but the reward was great. Although plain in appearance, it rocks the work. Some consider this model one of the best machines made. I'm inclined to agree with them.

When a Typewriter and History Collide.

When a Typewriter and History Collide. This Corona Four portable goes way back to 1925, the year of the Scopes Trial. The Scopes Monkey trial was one of the most covered trials in US history. Over 200 reporters from around the country gathered in the tiny berg of Dayton, TN to report on a trial that is still talked about and debated today. Some of those reporters may have used a typewriter like this one.

Typewriter Tuesday: 1971 Olympia SM9, Beauty and Brawn

A favorite among writers of the last generation, the Olympia SM9 brought the best of German engineering to the world of typewriters. Stylish, rugged, and most of all, dependable, the SM9 became the typer of choice for many well-known authors. Almost half a century old, this machine thumbs its nose at passing decades. It can handle any typing task and look good while doing it.