Mabuhay, machine! 1927 Remington Standard Model 12 Typewriter

Today I bagged a 1927 Remington Model 12 typewriter, but where exactly I’m not telling. The sourcing of good antique machines can be very challenging in a small place like Manila and sometimes we have to be circumspect about revealing our sources. That said, I have to say typewriter after saying Remington Standard Model 12 […]

Does a Typewriter Help You Write?

I attended Wordcamp Manila 2018 yesterday at the iAcademy in Yakal, Makati and it was fun. Overall, a valiant effort by a growing body of WordPress users representing a cross-section of the different kinds of people who use WordPress whether as end-user such as bloggers and seller sites, or as back-end, those involved in the […]

Little Red: U are the Champion

There’s a recently restored 1946 Underwood Champion sitting quietly beside me and I’m basking in its satisfying presence. I mean, you know how much trouble it entails to restore these babies, yes? So this one’s done and I’m going to enjoy it for all its worth. Red hails from Olongapo City, where Subic, the 262 […]

Becoming a Savvy Typewriter Collector – Part II

I have just finished the restoration of a 1928 Underwood Five and am very happy with its appearance. When I look at the typewriter market out there I can easily find two other U5s for sale, one at 9250 Pesos and another at 8000 Pesos. While those unit are the same as the one I […]

Working with What We’ve Got

As a prospective Filipino typewriter collector, I’ll tell you up front that you are not likely to find mint-condition typewriter specimens. I’m with is FaceBook group see, that has antique typewriters collection as its commonality. The majority of the members of the group seem to be on the U.S. mainland and there’s a small (or […]