Cursing the Corsair: typewriter repair as character building

Awhile back a patron donated a grey Smith Corona Corsair Deluxe typewriter to my library. She didn't know why it wasn't working but didn't want to spend the time and effort to figure it out. Little did she know she brought it to one of the few libraries in the area where someone actually cared … Continue reading Cursing the Corsair: typewriter repair as character building

Life, light, and typing at the bliss station

This is the view of my typing station. It is currently manned by my Smith-Corona Electra, flanked by Life from a succulent and Light from an owl lamp, buttressed by a Jackalope typewriter pad I highly recommend, and supported by a typing desk I inherited from my typist grandmother, and it is quickly becoming my … Continue reading Life, light, and typing at the bliss station

All You Can Do Is Type

I've gone a little typewriter mad lately. In addition to my grandma's IBM Selectric I, I've recently acquired a Smith-Corona Classic 12, Royal Futura 800, Rover 5000 Super deLuxe, Smith-Corona Skyriter, and a Smith-Corona Electra 12. All at thrift stores or antique shops and all for $30 or less. They are all fixer-uppers in one way or … Continue reading All You Can Do Is Type