16 Typewriter Galleries » Hunter: Sarah VanAllen
185 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 am now 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 1932 Maroon Smith Corona Flat Top Portable Typewriter with Case - Works
Current Price: USD 24.95
Typewriters > Stanley,ND,USA
Ending: 2020-09-28 00:33:13 (GMT)
Vintage Smith Corona Corsair Deluxe Typewriter With Case Turquoise Blue Aqua SCM
Current Price: USD 124.97
Typewriters > Niagara Falls,NY,USA
Ending: 2020-10-17 16:00:24 (GMT)
1946 Vintage Smith Corona Silent 4S Series Floating Shift Typewriter 4S129276
Current Price: USD 84.00
Typewriters > Buffalo,NY,USA
Ending: 2020-09-22 00:00:43 (GMT)
VINTAGE SMITH CORONA GALAXIE II TYPEWRITER TEAL BLUE PORTABLE CASE
Current Price: USD 100.00
Typewriters > Raven,VA,USA
Ending: 2020-10-13 20:44:15 (GMT)
Excellent Smith Corona Coronet Super 12 Electric Typewriter + Case, Manual, More
Current Price: USD 169.00
Typewriters > Reedsville,WV,USA
Ending: 2020-10-18 01:38:32 (GMT)
Smith-Corona Classic 12 typewriter, portable w/ owner's manual - working
Current Price: USD 24.00
Typewriters > Morgantown,PA,USA
Ending: 2020-09-23 18:07:03 (GMT)
VINTAGE NOS CHANGEABLE TYPEWRITER KEY & SLUG, SCM SMITH CORONA CLUB OVER SPADE
Current Price: USD 15.50
Typewriters > Seneca Falls,NY,USA
Ending: 2020-09-19 02:15:21 (GMT)