My New Triumph Tippa Typewriter with an Unusual Script Typeface

  A contrast in script typefaces between a Triumph Tippa and an Olympia SM5: Next appears the typeface from my Olympia SM5 back in Florida: The uppercase letters on the Triumph frequently do not connect to the lowercase letters that follow them.  

Typewriters in Cottonwood, Arizona: Larry’s Antiques & Things.

We took a little trip south of Sedona. Nestled in the middle of a town called Cottonwood was an antique oasis with five different buildings. (Photos below.) There was plenty to explore. I believe I found all of the typewriters. There were some interesting finds, but most of the prices did not reflect the condition…

My New Olympia SM5

The SM5 is a basic machine, but I like that for portable typing. This was manufactured in 1962. If I’m reading the database right, all SM5s came out that year. What I like about this fellow is that he came with a name written on the back: Wallden. I bought it during this trip, so…

Typewriter Treasure Trove in Colorado.

I discovered this Colorado antique store last year. The place is massive and has substantial collections for just about any kind of collector. I bought an Underwood 5 last year. This year I picked up an Olympia SM5 (yellow) for $40 and an Olivetti 32 for $30. The Olympia is in pristine condition.  I took…