17 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.
Vintage 1959 Smith Corona Silent Super Alpine Blue Typewriter & Case
Current Price: USD 81.00
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Ending: 2020-12-01 03:03:50 (GMT)
VTG.Smith Corona Typewriter 5TE Electric Portable Holiday Locking Case with Key
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Ending: 2020-11-30 14:08:45 (GMT)
Vintage Smith Corona Super Correct 6E Electric Typewriter w Hard Case VERY NICE
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Typewriters > Vancouver,WA,USA
Ending: 2020-12-01 04:06:39 (GMT)
Early LC Smith & Corona Folding 3 Bank Typewriter w/Case
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Typewriters > Saint Louis,MO,USA
Ending: 2020-12-01 16:21:43 (GMT)
Smith Corona Corsair Deluxe Manual Typewriter Aqua
Current Price: USD 89.99
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Ending: 2020-12-30 02:52:03 (GMT)
VINTAGE SMITH CORONA CLIPPER 4C SERIES PORTABLE BLACK TYPEWRITER + CARRYING CASE
Current Price: USD 76.00
Typewriters > Norfolk,NE,USA
Ending: 2020-12-02 01:06:56 (GMT)
Smith Corona Coronet Super 12 Blue Coronamatic Electric Typewriter + Case Works
Current Price: USD 41.00
Typewriters > Burlington,WA,USA
Ending: 2020-12-02 01:00:01 (GMT)