Packing a Vintage Typewriter for Safe Transport

I thought I’d do two things at once for today’s post: cover some best practices for shipping typewriters AND ask the seller of a recent purchase to please pack carefully. Here’s the item in question: an Adler Universal, just purchased for the low, low price of $5.95 plus no small amount in shipping: Subject: Winning…

Triple Take: Japy-Hermes Regent

So what are the odds? After my post about a full-sized Patria based on the rare and elusive Hermes Regent, I come across a Japy-branded machine with all the keys, levers and buttons of a Hermes Regent (or Hermes Ambassador): I have to say, this one gets points for the original color scheme! Pity it…