I felt very honoured to be invited into Richard Polt's home several times during my stay in Cincinnati (which ends today). Richard allowed me to use and photograph many of his wonderful collection of typewriters - both in his office and at home. The home collection is an amazing array of often very rare and highly unusual machines. Most of the photos I have taken are of typewriters in Richard's study, but there are others in the dining room and lounge, and many more that I didn't photograph, in both the attic and basement. I was delighted that a Brilliant S (ABC, seen above) which I brought over from Australia for Richard has, at least for the time being, taken pride of place on the mantelpiece in his lounge room.
Sholes & Glidden and Royal Bar-Lock with conventional keyboard and shift
At top right, Richard's Alba 4, much less of a "toy", I think, than mine.
A very unusual Brailler.
On the left is an Imperial Model A, under an instruction sheet I sent Richard for his National (right).
I was able to help Richard acquire this Moya from Timaru in New Zealand a few years back.
Top right is a Blick Ninety I gave Richard. I believe it has found a far better home here than I could have given it. It used to belong to the late Les Owen's Typewriter Museum in Salford, England.