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Tuesday, 22 October 2013

From the Office of Richard Polt (II): His Awesome Collection of Typewriters




 The stunning view as one enters the door of Richard's office.











































NEXT: 11 Typecasts from Richard's typewriters

12 comments:

Bill M said...

Richard sure has a great collection. I'd love to have an office that size. I think his office is larger than my house!

Thanks for the wonderful photos. I was going to comment on a wonderful machine, then two, then more. I think my list would have included all and gotten too long.

Scott Kernaghan said...

(reaches out to monitor and strokes the screen desperately)

"Monarch 101, come to me! come to me! Come to my, my beautiful, beautiful love".

Richard P said...

Scott: ha ha! The poor thing is a battered beauty, but one day I'll restore it as best I can. As I told Robert, it was a rusty $20 find on eBay, and came from Florida jammed into a small box with practically no padding. I've cleaned the exterior, but the interior needs work.

Rob Bowker said...

Another sweet shop moment - thanks. Guess what? My Graphika is within easy reach of my desk too!

Miguel Chávez said...

Wow... Typewriter decor at its best! What a collection, it's amazing!

Steve Snow said...

I must admit, the fact that the Lexikon 80 is within easy reach of the main desk and takes such a prominent place in the collection, does warm my cockles.

Ted said...

Me thinks the man has a bit of a typewriter fetish :D

TonysVision said...

Thanks for the great photos of Richard's wonderful collection. We can only crave space like that to get ours out of closets, and from under couches and desks. Many machines there that I am unfamiliar with. Interestingly, not a single Olympia SM3 or Olivetti Valentine did I spy during my three enjoyable journeys through the photos.

RobertG said...

Great office, also in size. Most impressive.
And how convenient that the Uni provided so many handy shelves (though there are still some books in the way I see :-)

Scott Kernaghan said...

Hey Steve... That's not a Lexikon 80.

That's a Graphika!

Spiderwebz said...

Great decor of typewriters! I wonder what a fresh student thinks when walking into Richards office for the first time.

Cameron said...

Triumph Norm 6: VERY SEXZ!

You use BOTH fingers to type? ;-)

Thank you for this bird's-eye view into Richard's very interesting office!