I was sent a message from a friend, who said that there was a typewriter at an estate sale on his street. Unfortunately the estate sale was an auction, so I had to hurry to get signed up and get an auction number, etc., so that I could bid on it. Nobody else was interested in it so I got it for a great $5.
UPDATE: Through digital archaeology, I now know that I bought this typewriter on August 24th, 2013 at about 2:45 pm.
Status: Typewriter Hunter
I've been hunting for typewriters since 2012, but I've loved them for long before that... about 2003. In the short amount of time in which I've started seriously collecting I've amassed a collection of over 65 machines (now specializing in Royals), one of which is parts. At the ripe old age of 20, to boot!
In November of 2013 I participated in National Novel Writing Month and hit a pretty decent 105,991 words; all written on manual machines. I think that this is a new record, but there isn't any official record keeping in the Typewriter Brigade.
I also run The Daily Clipper, which while admittedly abandoned for 2 years is back up and running, soon to bring you articles on all sorts of history. Scheming and planning a website on the same domain.
This is the photo that my friend texted me, recently recovered from the digital abyss. The accompanying message: "There's an auction on my street and they're selling typewriters."
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