Smith-Corona Sterling 1949

coron-sterlingdsc_0586dsc_0587dsc_0588dsc_0589dsc_0590dsc_0591dsc_0592I stated using these cork squares for a non-slip pad under my typewriters. it works pretty good and I got 3 of them at the thrift store for 1.00.  I‘m sure n old cork board of any kind would work. Also I discovered the Question mark key arm was disconnected( luckily not broken) I was able to reconnect it and it seems all good now. cheers!


1928 Remington #2 Mountain ash scarlet


Found this yesterday at a local antique store. Marked too high for me. went in this morning and was able to get them to go down a good amount after looking at condition. the wooden platen rod freespining under the rubber. also needs some new rubber washer feet.  My wife went down later in the day and picked it up for an early Valentines gift! really dig this machine and looking forward to getting it fixed up. Thanks Babe.

Hello World

Hello world!

I am Elweavo , or at least that is one of many names I have gone by.  For now I will keep this somewhat anonymous. Look in the about me page for some basic info. thank you.

Today I ended up starting this website/blog thing and am not quite sure what I am going to do with it. I plan on sharing photos of the pottery work that I do as well as some photos of various writing I have done on my typewriter.  Recently I acquired a couple of manual typewriters and have been researching them nonstop since.  About 5 years ago I gave away or sold at a garage sale my old Remington portable typewriter and have regretted it ever since.  I knew nothing about the typewriter at the time other than I had purchased it at a goodwill store and owned it for about 10 years I think. I never looked into purchasing a new ribbon for it as I did not think they were still available. So when it went dry I got rid of it. Then a year or so ago a good friend of mine showed me her typewriter collection and I instantly scolded myself for getting rid of that sweet little machine. Oh well such is life.

I currently am tuning up a Royal Arrow from 1939 that I bought at an antique store.   Also I got ahold of a Royal Heritage typewriter that I have got working after a adjustment to the main recoil spring.  I have new ribbons on the way and a repair book coming in the mail.

please let me know your feedback!

Wish me luck on wherever this Webpage takes me.

thanks for looking