Saturday, August 6, 2011

Finish Line

After a serious amount of work I can say that the typewriter collection has been displayed. Now comes the task of outfitting the whole lot with typewriter ribbons. Actually, that is one thing that is currently missing. I don't have any ribbons. Allegedly, some were ordered last year by the outgoing department chair. However there is currently one pallet of supplies still missing and I think this is where the ribbons might be. While I hunt for these ribbons please enjoy these photos of all the typewriters. All-in-all it's an impressive sight.

This is a corner filled with cases and junk. I am looking
for some storage space for these things.

Ahhh. That's the ticket!

That's right, Erasmus. You watch over those typers!

1960s Row.

Left End, 1960s Row.

An entirely novel use for a broken Remette.

Serious. Serious. Serious. Gaudy.

Another interesting use for some old typers.

I found this wonderful stand under a terrible
electric typewriter. I haven't had a chance to
clean it.


  1. that's quite a facility you've set up there... And a great collection.

  2. Fantastic display! If I were a student, I'd be drawn to try every one of those magnificent machines! (:

  3. That's a lot of typeage in one room. (Drooling.)

  4. Dang...I think you win the Internet for this week. Nice job!

  5. Fine Line Ribbon...

    2 universal spools with any colour of ribbon they offer, $1.45. They're in Texas so shipping should be reasonable for you. They're plastic spools but they work fine. They require orders of $25 or more, which -you- would definitely do! For black/red ribbons ask for the nylon fabric with 'less ink' which is best.

    I just talk about this because it's a great deal and in your case practical, too. I am not paid for this. :p

  6. This is wonderful. Your students are lucky!!! I love way the display is organized. Very nice, sir! Very nice. Here's to a great 2011/2012 school year!

  7. Collections looking good! There's something Shaker about hanging a typewriter on a wall.

  8. Very nice. I am impressed that your department chair actually recognized your efforts by ordering ribbons! (Even if they're lost.)

  9. Beatiful collection! Carlos from Argentina