I’m taking off for the Labor Day weekend but will be back, re-inked, freshly sharpened and opened to a clean page on Tuesday. In the meantime, enjoy the diverse collection of links this week and feel free to explore the archives! Happy Labor Day! Pens: Difference Between Ballpoint and Rollerball (via Write To Me Often)…
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Death and the Typewriter
You read the headline correctly. Death AND the typewriter. More specifically death certificates. Government documents are still typed on a typewriter and there is still one surviving typewriter manufacturer in the US. Its a company called Swintec, best known for their clear plastic typewriters sold to prisons. Read more at WSJ.
Video: Typewriter Tour
If you love vintage typewriters, you’ll enjoy this tour of Pieritz in Oak Park which is filled with wonderful old machines. The tour is led by vintage aficionado Bradley Paul during a recent Letter Writers Alliance Letter Writing Social.
Instagram Loves Office Supplies
I have been following lots of office supply geeks and letter writers, artists and designers and I just thought I’d share some of my favorite Instagram photos from the last few weeks. Clockwise from top right: Uppercase’s Crafting Supplies, Pencil drawing of Sug-ums by Eabaddeley, Caran D’ache candy colored mechanical pencils found at Greer Chicago…
Remington No. 10 Typerwriter
(via Christopher Stott, tip o’ the hat to Paper Pastries)
Typewriter Ribbon Box
This is another bit of vintage office packaging from my ever-growing collection. The box included the metal spools and the two-tone ribbon. Written in pen on the box from the previous owner, “old spools replaced 3/1/88”. I wonder if she bought this box in 1988 or if it was in her office for 20 years?…
Five Reasons to Use a Typewriter
According to the BBC, there are five reasons to still use a typewriter. Refuseniks: AKA Luddites To Be Cool No Electricity Aesthetics: making art with typewriters or matching the look of a specific time period Weddings: Huh? If you have a typewriter, why do you use it? (article via BBC, photos by me!)