29 Typewriter Galleries » Hunter: Sarah VanAllen
296 Points, Typewriter Hunter
Stuck indoors since March 2020, on pandemic furlough from my usual occupation, I've become a serious typewriter enthusiast. Once chained to a desk with a computer screen, micro-cassette tapes and a Dictafone by my side, I have become an analog devotee. I love typewriters.
My journey into typewriter hunting began in March 2020, and since acquiring my first machine, a Voss ST-24, I have now learned to recondition nearly 20 machines.
I keep careful records of each typewriter in a binder at home, collect typeface samples, photographs, and make journal entries. I love to read and now have many books on the subject. I hope to continually expand my knowledge through careful study and hands-on research. I love using typewriters in my daily life. I collect some, sell some, and have given some as gifts.
I have been inspired by others, including a famous actor, who have done the same.
In real life, at the computer keyboard, I type 100 words per minute, specializing in medical terminology for surgical pathology reports.
At home, using typewriter keyboards, I estimate my typing speed is closer to 65-80 wpm, with variable accuracy, and I am happy to be slowing down a little.
The deliberate process of writing on a typewriter has been good for my soul. Typewriting to journal has been a balm during these strange times. I hope to share my appreciation of typewriters with others and to meaningfully contribute to this wonderful database.
Orange Olympia Traveller Typewriter Retro Orange color with Ivory color keys
Current Price: USD 45.00
Typewriters > Franklin,PA,USA
Ending: 2020-12-03 22:35:19 (GMT)
Antique 1965 Olympia SM9 DeLuxe Vintage Typewriter #2693462
Current Price: USD 255.00
Typewriters > Jeromesville,OH,USA
Ending: 2020-12-29 05:27:39 (GMT)
Vintage Olympia Deluxe Portable Typewriter Types in Cursive with Hard Shell Case
Current Price: USD 92.66
Typewriters > Warwick,RI,USA
Ending: 2020-12-01 19:49:21 (GMT)
Olympia Typewriter SM3 De Luxe Glossy-White Manual (Professionally Restored)
Current Price: USD 699.99
Typewriters > Boston,MA,USA
Ending: 2020-12-26 16:20:11 (GMT)
Olympia Typewriter Model SG1 Green Machine Very Nice, Serviced, Ready to Type
Current Price: USD 240.00
Typewriters > Phoenix,AZ,USA
Ending: 2020-12-25 23:29:16 (GMT)
Antique Olympia Typewriter SM3/SM3-13 Circa 1950s Mint Cond w/Case
Current Price: USD 474.99
Typewriters > Kingston,NY,USA
Ending: 2020-12-27 18:25:09 (GMT)
Olympia Deluxe Vintage Typewriter De Luxe In Hard Shell Case.
Current Price: USD 50.00
Typewriters > Roslyn,NY,USA
Ending: 2020-12-06 22:03:33 (GMT)
Vintage Olympia SG1 Typewriter Germany Large Carriage Dark Gray Finish Works
Current Price: USD 200.00
Buy it Now: USD 400.00
Typewriters > Athens,TN,USA
Ending: 2020-12-05 04:25:01 (GMT)