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I am a writer and book editor as well as a collector of typewriters. It started with an Hermes 3000 desktop, which I stupidly sold last year, but now another sits on my desk for typing envelopes with a beautiful sans serif typeface. I type every day on different machines in my collection, which stands at about 60 at the moment. Favourites include my two 3000s, a 1930s Smith-Corona Silent, the Olivetti Studio 44 (red case), and a crinkle, chrome-encircled Royal Quiet Deluxe. I have also been finding very inexpensive Royal 10s of late; I currently own three, two from the 1910s and the other a later model, and another (1931) I sold to a friend at cost for his son, who appreciates vintage things. I am always on the lookout for new and interesting machines and often trade or sell to try new models. Living and working in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.


193X
Underwood
Champion

Serial #D32569

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1955
Smith Corona
Super

Serial #5T312369

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19XX
Antares
North Star

Serial #cannot locate

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1970
Triumph
Tippa

Serial #5086021

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1961
Smith Corona
Sterling

Serial #5A916351

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19XX
Remington
Monarch 2

Serial #IX296039

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19XX
Tops
S-3

Serial #021257

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1908
Blickensderfer
7

Serial #137924

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1960
R.C. Allen
VisOmatic

Serial #8-2144460 13

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1956
Underwood
Universal

Serial #BA2694497

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