The Typewriter Database News
Smith-Corona, Messa and Siemag updated Thu, 13 Oct 2022
A few new models and expanded ranges for others from Source #30
Sharp Serial Number Page updated! Sun, 14 Aug 2022
..but that's just part of what's coming up. You see, I have this theory...
New Halda/Facit Age List numbers Sat, 30 Jul 2022
Well, I saw a Facit come in with a serial beyond the ones listed on the Facit age list page, and noted that the source for those numbers was the 1973 OMEF. Then I remembered that I have the 1980 edition, and wondered if that one had any numbers later than 1972, and it DID! :D Anyway, the Halda/Facit Age List has been updated to reflect the new info.
Photo Re-Ordering now enabled on Typewriter Galleries Thu, 07 Jul 2022
Don't like the way your photos are sorted in your Typewriter Gallery? There's now a tab in the Typewriter Editor that lets you drag & drop the photos in the order you'd like. Now you guys can stop bugging me about whether the photos are sorted newest to oldest or oldest to newest. (:
Created Aztec age list. Sat, 30 Apr 2022
We've got enough Aztec labeled machines in the galleries now to gain a clear picture of the production of the last of the East German typewriters imported into the US as "Aztec" from 1960 through 1965. It's a part of the story of the last of the Gromas, Rheinmetalls and classic post-war Eikas.
SSL/DNS Issues this morning. Wed, 20 Apr 2022
Yep, remember that DNS problem we had with Enom a couple months ago? Well that prompted me to switch the DNS provider to Google, but they didn't copy all of the records correctly, so when it came time for SSL certificate renewal, it failed. I've fixed that now, but it meant scary messages when accessing the site this morning. Sorry about that (:
Dingwerth's "Kleines Lexikon" added to TWDB Sources Thu, 10 Mar 2022
I finally picked up a copy of Source #14, Leonard Dingwerth's "Kleines Lexikon Historischer Schreibmaschinen", and added an age list for Frister & Rossmann from that data. Also added one for Kontor and updated Halda with some new data. Enjoy! (:
Urania serial number page updated! Mon, 21 Feb 2022
I saw a Uriania 9 that got uploaded with a 195x date, and thought "I'm pretty sure Urania is well-represented in Herstellungsdaten" and sure enough, I guess Dirk hadn't got source #24 when he started the page, so I checked there and updated the missing info. Urania page is now more complete.
New page for Panasonic Sun, 06 Feb 2022
It's not much - just a theorized datecode for Panasonic electronic wedges. It checks out with known examples and period advertising, though, so it is probably good. Thanks to Steve K. for info that helped crack the code. (:
This weekend's outage Sun, 16 Jan 2022
Well, the "typewriterdatabase.com" domain is having issues at the root DNS level because the domain registrar flubbed a data center migration. The issue only affects DNS (the map for routing your web browser to the TWDB's server), so there's no danger of anything being lost - the web server itself is running fine. I've changed the site's configuration to make the primary name "www.typewriterdatabase.com" which which is an alias domain that seems to be somewhat reliable for directing traffic to the server if you use it. No idea when this will be fixed, as it's all happening upstream of the stuff I control. Updated information will be posted at this blog post as it comes in: