My New 1969 Olympia Traveler

I saw this Olympia Traveler at an antique mall some months ago. It was selling for $130, if I can recall correctly. No thank you. It was filthy. The slugs were junked up. The carriage wheezed. I checked in on it during some other visits. Each time the price dropped a bit more. $80? No…

A Day in the Life of a Collector

This post strangely will not be about typewriters. Like most collectors, I collect more than one thing. I collect and use smoking pipes. I picked up a rack today. I also have an antique pipe cleaner and lighter. I like to smoke some pipe tobacco at the end of the day. The start of my…

Poet’s Corner and a Poem for T.S. Eliot

I’ve put a little more work into my bedside Poet’s Corner. I repurposed some typewriter cases to create a small bookcase. Last night I worked through some Seamus Heaney. I read his “Oysters,” and I’m not entirely sure what’s going on there. Greek myths, oysters, and some rude Romans. I liked his use of the…