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I'm a semi-retired software/web developer with a six-and-a-half-year-old grandson, Jaxon, who is crazy about typewriters. In late 2021, Jaxon got a Montgomery Ward Escort 350 portable from Goodwill that absolutely fascinated him. He takes it everywhere, and is especially pleased that it has a key for the number one. He considers that to be our best typer, and he may be right about that. Jaxon's got me hooked, and now--between us--we have a growing collection of writing machines. Together, we've set up and equipped a small workshop area, and whenever we get the chance we clean and perform minor repairs on our typewriters. As bedtime reading, Jaxon insists on hearing excerpts from *The Typewriter Revolution* by Richard Polt. He says that next year he will be learning to read and spell, and he will then no longer need grown-ups to tell him the letters of the words he wants to type.

Newer to typewriter collecting than Jaxon, I am particularly interested in ultra-portables and portables, and have developed a special fondness for Hermes machines. A collector-at-heart--I have long collected West Indian fiction (40 years) and Haitian art (30 years)--I am old enough to have owned and used typewriters back in the pre-PC days.


1955
Empire
Aristocrat

Serial #S2/250827

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1976
Montgomery Ward
Escort 350

Serial #F6357740

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1949
Hermes
Baby

Serial #5137503

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1978
IBM
Correcting Selectric II

Serial #26 1984112

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1970
Hermes
3000

Serial #3560421

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1954
Smith Corona
Tabulator

Serial #4AR 24886

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1950
Gossen
Tippa

Serial #24715

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1954
Hermes
Baby

Serial #5403172

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1934
Remington
Noiseless Portable

Serial #N51835

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1938
L.C. Smith
Super Speed 11

Serial #1465757-11

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