Where do good lit nerds go when they die?

The *”Typewriter Museum”:http://www.typewritermuseum.org/* of course.

The museum is rife with imagery for the aspiring historical nut looking to find everything from typewriter postcards, unusual models, and even typewriter erotica. Yes you heard me. Scantily clad, provocative women wrapping their stocking draped legs across the keyboard of a 1920 Remington portable may not do it for every man. But they have their own web sites!

I really recommend taking a look at Garage sales this spring to see if you can find an Underwood manual, despite their ubiquity, everyone should have one when the EMP hits so you can keep blogging it old style.

If you can believe it there is an amazing diversity in typewriters. Upstrike, Downstrike, frontstrike, and bizarre single element machines.

I think I’m going to have to take another look at the collection and see what’s what!!!


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  2. You’d like the desk I’ve been refinishing, Keith. It was made to store a typwriter down below and by means of a spring-loaded roller platform, flip out to the left ready to use. The springs were made to make about a 10-15# load “neutrally buoyant”. The platform was drilled post-facto, my guess to accept an electrical cord. Which means that it’s most likely older than mass-produced electric typewriters.