Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Another trip to the (updated) Typewriter Room

Right side of room from the door.

Left side of room from the door.

Straight ahead from the door.

Top left to bottom right: Olympia SM3, Olympia SM7, Smith Premier 1, Demountable 2, Blickensderfer 7, SS Continental Silenta, Corona 4, Underwood 3-bank.

Top left to bottom right: Olympia SM9, Olivetti Studio 44, LC Smith 3, Hammond 2, Oliver 5, Oliver 9, Hermes Ambassador, Hermes 3000.

Top to bottom: Sears Chieftain II (Skyriter), Remington Portable 1, Underwood 314, Facit 1620, Facit TP1, Royal Swinger.

Top to bottom: Erika 5, Torpedo 20, Imperial Good Companion 1, Royal Arrow, Remington Portable 5, Remington Rand Noiseless 7.

Top left to bottom right: Victor 3, Underwood 150, Remington 10, Remington Rand 17.

Top to bottom right: Blickensderfer 5, Remington Portable 2 (Checkwriter), Corona 3, Perkins Brailler, Underwood Champion portable. (Off to the left, you can see a few toy machines.)

Top left to bottom: Simpson's labeled Antares Parva, two Hermes Rockets of different eras (both in the midst of major repairs), Corona Standard. Up the the top right you can see my pink Smith Corona Super Silent. It is in need of a good bit of cleaning, but is fully functional.

Royal QDL, Grant's 737 DeLuxe (and Domo...)

Left to right: Corona Comet DeLuxe, Olivetti Lettera 31, Underwood 18, Remington Quiet-Riter.

Underwood Leader with built-in desk, Smith Corona Classic 12.

Oliver 2 and its unlikely companion, a Smith Corona Cougar 2.

The machine that started it all, an Underwood Rhythm Touch.

Edit:It is a Royal 5, not a 10. Also, sorry for the picture quality. It is hard to get good pictures in that room with the insufficient photo light and three windows.


  1. Heh, you've got it bad :D

    That's an excellent typewriter room! I wish I had room for a tRoom, but all I have is a corral set up in a line on the stereo cabinet. Someday...

  2. Great typewriter room! You are very lucky to have the room and a basement (things absent in the houses in FL). My machines get stored in their cases in my radio room and there is no room for neat old office machines.

    You have a wonderful collection. I can't wait to see them all and hopefully soon you will hit the century mark.

  3. Ken - thanks for sharing. I am drooling. How much admission to your typewriter world?

  4. Great display and hey, free is good! If you get tired of the Banana Boat theme, you could see if direct to plastic spray paint sticks.

    You have many drool worthy typewriters. The Silenta is so choice.

  5. I believe I have said this before, but it bears repeating; You sir, have a quite enviable collection. I see several machines I've been searching for, all congregated in that room. Also, Domo pairs well with that Royal.

    Banana Boat logo aside, I quite like the shelves. All the typers on it look like they're at some vertical block party, enjoying themselves. It's very happy-looking. :) Then again, I've always been a fan of yellow.

  6. Woohoo, what a collection! A couple more Olivettis and it'll be perfect. ( :
    I like those banana boat shelves, they're funky. In a good way.

  7. Wow. Two Blicks, three Olivers, and a hammond, among many other machines? Definitely jealous over here.

  8. Nice to see your machines on display like this, thanks for sharing.

  9. You can still move in your room. That's an advantage.

  10. "Typewriter Porn", indeed!

    That's the phrase James always uses whenever he sees me reading through the Typosphere blogs on my list.

    After seeing your huge collection, my first thought was: YOU HAVE A VERY UNDERSTANDING WIFE!

  11. Thanks to everyone for the comments! I do enjoy just walking in there and glancing around... I have used up nearly all of the space I can in that room, unless we move those bureaus out...

    I appreciate you all taking the time to look through all of this. I was really excited to find some more shelves, and couldn't help but post the results!

  12. Whoa! You have some really neat and unique machines! I only hope Domo does not have a taste for metal.

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