He seems to be interested… I bought a blue Facit for Ingrid. Which machine should I get for Ivar?

My latest companion

I won an auction last weekend and here it is: my 1938 Champion. It seems to be in great shape (the case is in mint condition) but a few drops of oil and some gentle polishing lies ahead. Oh, I just have to share a typewriter moment: I recently started working with 7-9th-graders and one of my students doesn’t really like writing. While talking with him I realized it was apparent that he enjoyed vintage cars and that he wasn’t unfamiliar with working in the garage, so I asked him if he would like to try out a typewriter… Since that day he has been working the keys almost every day. Now… the only problem is that he wants to buy my orange Silver Reed…

In the air

I don’t like heights. I don’t like flying. I’m of the opinion (I feel so very strongly!) that the only way to travel with style is by train. The only moment I was really relaxed during our latest flight was when I placed my Kolibri in position and started typing. All thoughts about being up in the air vanished, only my typewriter and my thoughts existed for a brief moment. I just typed two words – but now I’ve done it, I’ve typed while flying! Ha!


To have a passion or two (or three, or…) is to live our lives the way they should be lived – BUT – passion needs storage. In our home library there are books piled up here and there. Typewriters can be found in almost every room, in some rooms they tend to be found living in groups. And vinyls… Well, this is a new take on storage here at our place, one that can grow easily by adding crates. We’ll see how this works out…