My new Urania Model 4 (or 5?) typewriter.

I’ve had some recent luck with typewriters. My new Hammond Multiplex is my prized possession. I had wanted one of those for quite some time. Sometimes, however, one stumbles on a typewriter that was never on the radar. I picked up this Urania Model 4 (or 5?) today. It was manufactured in 1924 or 1925….

“It’s Alive!”: A Salvaged 1931 Royal P

  As I mentioned some days ago, I picked up this 1931 Royal P in Texas. The exterior is in good shape, but its internals have given me a heap of problems. The escapement wheel was jammed and the escapement assemblage in general needed some patient adjustments. I finally got it working tonight, albeit the…

Olympia Typewriters and Typefaces.

Olympia typewriters, which are more numerous in the United States than other German machines (due to their West German origin), offer a range of typefaces (i.e. fonts). I’ve had good fortune in finding machines in excellent shape. I lugged another SM5 back from Texas. The SM series is portable in terms of size, but carrying…

Hammond Multiplex Typewriter Adventure at Gary’s Saloon.

We drove down to Bandera, Texas to meet Gary Taylor about his Hammond Multiplex, his last typewriter from his father’s (George Taylor) typewriter business (repair and sales). Gary runs the Western Trail Antiques. I ran into him the other day at the antique mall. We started talking typewriters (no fish biting at the mall). He…