All cleaned up and ready to – type! Olivettis, Olympias, even an Underwood!
The Underwood 18 comes in a beautiful carrying case that looks just like a handbag (below)
These were not serviced, but great for display (below)!
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.
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 =)
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? =)
Come and check out these new items!
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.
Another blue – a dusky hue for the Hanimex, made in Japan, circa 1960s.
Sophisticated brown Royal Litton typewriter, made in Japan also in the 60s.
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.
Finally, the most unusual of the lot with a woodgrain casing, another Royal Litton.