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Find your type (New typewriters in!)

All cleaned up and ready to – type! Olivettis, Olympias, even an Underwood!

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Underwood 18 (sold)

The Underwood 18 comes in a beautiful carrying case that looks just like a handbag (below)

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Imperial Litton – Made in Japan, dated 1977 (sold)

These were not serviced, but great for display (below)!

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Typewriters – An update

Here’s a happy problem – our supply of typewriters can’t seem to keep up with demand!

Apologies that I might not have updated the status of some of the typewriters on the blog, so here’s an update of the models we do have in the store now.

Antares 280

Antares 280

Adler

Adler

Royal Litton

Royal Litton

Olivetti Studio 46 typewriter

Olivetti Studio 46 typewriter

Royal typewriter

Royal typewriter

Olympia Traveller de Luxe

Olympia Traveller de Luxe

Below is my favourite  =) I had played with this when I was a kid (it’s my first typewriter!) but I have not seen this old friend again for ages.

Fortunately, I met it again after all these years. So this one’s not for sale =)

Isn't it adorable? My first typewriter!

Isn’t it adorable? My first typewriter!

 

That’s all folks (for now) as typewriters are increasingly hard to come by. Another happy problem – this means more people are keeping them in the family perhaps? =)

 

 

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New in shop – random items

Come and check out these new items!

Brand new foldable desk lamp

Small thermos flask

Plated metal egg cups

Canon Zoom 8 video camera

A closer look

Olivetti Studio 46 typewriter

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New arrivals – typewriters

Catch these before they’re gone!

We love the baby blue keyboard of the Hermes Baby (no relation to the fashion brand). Made in West Germany, it was quite an iconic typewriter in its day. This model was made around 1966.

Hermes Baby (sold)

Another blue –  a dusky hue for the Hanimex, made in Japan, circa 1960s.

Hanimex Regal

Sophisticated brown Royal Litton typewriter, made in Japan also in the 60s.

Royal

The Olivetti Dora was designed by renowned Italian architect Ettore Sottsass (he also designed the chilli red Olivetti Valentine and founded the Memphis design movement – think geometric shapes and squiggly lines). Note the clean and simple, slightly boxy shape. The typeface, as we read, is Techno Pica, a similarly boxy font. Made in the 60s in Spain.

Olivetti Dora

Finally, the most unusual of the lot with a woodgrain casing, another Royal Litton.

Royal (sold)

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