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Royal Signet

About 15 years ago I spotted a little typewriter on the shelf in the Sally Ann for five bucks. Prices were reasonable then, in the good old days of thrift shopping. 322 more words


Reading about Reading

It was glorious weather for April last weekend when I was down on the south coast in East Sussex. I spent a couple of hours on the beach reading about reading, and finding myself feeling a little uncomfortable with the realisation that my own ability to ‘go deep’ into a book has been compromised in the way Birkerts describes. 149 more words


Royal Magic

Ah, how sweet to find what one has been seeking. I found a 1923 Royal 10 typewriter, which it must be said is genuine royalty. The saga began after I wrote a book last year, titled The Magic Typer. 701 more words


Unsticking the Segment and Other Adventures

I finally had a rain free day to take the Remington out onto the driveway to give it a really good cleaning. My goal before I started was to use denatured alcohol to clean out the segment and scrub the slugs, but things didn’t go completely according to plan. 1,001 more words

Antique Typewriter