Sunday, December 3, 2017

Report of the Michigan Typewriter Insurgency Part 1

Sorry for the double space beginning of paragraph one .

Agent Dave and Agent Andrea

Organizer Andy, Agent Elise, and Agent Matt

Agent Dorothy and Agent Debbie

I did not get the name of the fellow on the right.  Note Andrea's fine black Royal and Andy's unique smooth finish SM3

Agent Mark typing a poem on his L. C. Smith.

Agent Andy brought his beautiful red Remington. You may remember this typewriter from the Traverse City post.

Now, this was perhaps the best out of the bunch.  Agent Elise brought this Optima. First I ever saw live and in person. It is a superb typewriter with action as good or maybe even better than an Underwood!  There is one sticking problem with it though where the carriage stops without warning.

A typewriter T-shirt
There are only two typing examples in this part.  I have over 100 images of the gathering and will be parsing the good ones and more typing over the next few days and posting a part 2.


  1. Fun! Kalamazoo crowd is pretty active :D

  2. Great! I like the juxtaposition of typewriters and pinball machines. That Optima is usually called an Erika, although "brand" names worked differently in communist countries.

  3. You went, you participated.. and you have the tee shirt to prove it hey Bill 😊

  4. Great to see everyone typing away, so sorry I missed the event. Hope to see Andy and the gang in the Spring! Our Type-In is June 23rd, 2018.

  5. Lovely to see you got to a type-in Bill!

  6. wonderful things happen when you combine typewriters and alcohol....

    -Agent Andrea