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A Word About Buying a Typewriter Online

  I don't know how many typewriters we've sold on our online store and shipped across the country but there have been dozens.  We've even shipped a typewriter as far away as Hawaii while shipping some just down the road from us. If you've never attempted to ship a large, heavy, fragile item before, it's a real challenge.  Generally speaking, it's always a bad idea to subject a vintage typewriter to the rigors of shipping but it can be done fairly successfully.  Over the last three years, we've learned the best practices of shipping a typewriter while also experiencing what it's like to have a typewriter arrive at your door that someone didn't pack well and see the damage that...

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Our Next Type-In is Coming!

We're planning to host another Type-In in May!!  If you're interested in coming, please complete the short survey below. We will be meeting in a great space in downtown Lexington called The Plantory!  We'll have lots of room and even refreshments! Feel free to spread the word to anyone you know that might be interested! Read about our last Type-In. Loading...   

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How to Correct Mistakes on a Manual Typewriter

A question I am often asked is how to correct mistakes on a manual typewriter. There are a few options available today that work very well.  I've used them all at one time or another. First, simply "x" through the mistake. For much of the writing done on manual machines, this is a perfectly acceptable solution when that pinky strays to the wrong key.  Plus, it gives your writing some character.  Embrace the typos! Another option is to use Bic Wite-Out Correction Tape (or a generic brand of the same item). When you make a typing mistake, roll up the paper so you can easily get to it, apply a piece of correction tape over the mistake and you're good to go....

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Slowing Down With a Typewriter: The Meandered Musings of a Not-So-Practical-Poet

  If you know me well, you know that I'm always interested to hear about a person's experience with their new writing machine.  To that end, I asked Brandon if he would mind to write a piece reflecting on his experience with his newly acquired Smith-Corona Silent typewriter.  He graciously agreed.  Take a few minutes and read Brandon's reflections below.  You'll be glad you did. --Bryan --------------------------------------------------------------------- Slowing Down With a Typewriter:The Meandered Musings of a Not-So-Practical-Poet I think I was about eight years old, maybe nine. It’s funny the things that memory opts to keep so fresh, even as years and years fade. I remember this particular moment like it was yesterday. I remember the cold kitchen linoleum underneath my...

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