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…

An Embassy of Ambassadors

Here’s something you don’t see every day: There are three Hermes Ambassadors in the house in house tonight. They are all 3rd-generation, representing 1964-1965, single & dual ribbon systems, standard 13″ carriage and the ever-so-slightly wider 15″ (see right). The one in the foreground and the one on the left type in Director Pica, while…