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Beautiful refurbished Olympia SM3 Typewriter.

Beautiful refurbished Olympia SM3 Typewriter.



"30 minutes to write."

"30 minutes to write."

ellaphants asked: Hi! I received the beautiful turquoise Smith Corona as a birthday present and I love it! I was wondering if you could recommend some places for me to get more ink ribbons once I run out? Thanks!

It is so neat to hear from the person who got that beautiful Smith Corona! And super excited your are using and enjoying it. They have plastic spools that are smaller than most universal typewriter ribbon spools made today. You actually just have to get a universal ink spool (in whatever color you choose-they are about $6-$10 on Amazon) and transfer the new ribbon to the old ribbon spools. So don’t throw those original ribbon spools away! If you get stuck or need more instruction, or we can help in any way please let us know!!! We will be glad to!

Today we celebrate writer, Jack Kerouac, because why not. Some fun things below about the author of On The Road:
Fact: Jack Kerouac wrote On The Road in 3 weeks with a typewriter (Underwood Portable), on a continuous paper scroll.
Quote from On The Road: “the only people for me are the mad ones, the ones who are mad to live, mad to talk, mad to be saved, desirous of everything at the same time, the ones who never yawn or say a commonplace thing, but burn, burn, burn like fabulous yellow roman candles exploding like spiders across the stars.” ― Jack Kerouac, On the Road
30 Cool Tips from Jack Kerouac:
Fellow writers were always asking Kerouac how he did what he did. So Kerouac set down 30 essentials in something he called “Belief and Technique for Modern Prose.” These tips may or may not make sense to you, but that’s Kerouac, man:
Scribbled secret notebooks, and wild typewritten pages, for yr own joy
Submissive to everything, open, listening
Try never get drunk outside yr own house
Be in love with yr life
Something that you feel will find its own form
Be crazy dumbsaint of the mind
Blow as deep as you want to blow
Write what you want bottomless from bottom of the mind
The unspeakable visions of the individual
No time for poetry but exactly what is
Visionary tics shivering in the chest
In tranced fixation dreaming upon object before you
Remove literary, grammatical and syntactical inhibition
Like Proust be an old teahead of time
Telling the true story of the world in interior monolog
The jewel center of interest is the eye within the eye
Write in recollection and amazement for yourself
Work from pithy middle eye out, swimming in language sea
Accept loss forever
Believe in the holy contour of life
Struggle to sketch the flow that already exists intact in mind
Don’t think of words when you stop but to see picture better
Keep track of every day the date emblazoned in yr morning
No fear or shame in the dignity of yr experience, language & knowledge
Write for the world to read and see yr exact pictures of it
Bookmovie is the movie in words, the visual American form
In praise of Character in the Bleak inhuman Loneliness
Composing wild, undisciplined, pure, coming in from under, crazier the better
You’re a Genius all the time
Writer-Director of Earthly movies Sponsored & Angeled in Heaven  

Today we celebrate writer, Jack Kerouac, because why not. Some fun things below about the author of On The Road:

Fact: Jack Kerouac wrote On The Road in 3 weeks with a typewriter (Underwood Portable), on a continuous paper scroll.

Quote from On The Road: “the only people for me are the mad ones, the ones who are mad to live, mad to talk, mad to be saved, desirous of everything at the same time, the ones who never yawn or say a commonplace thing, but burn, burn, burn like fabulous yellow roman candles exploding like spiders across the stars.” ― Jack KerouacOn the Road

30 Cool Tips from Jack Kerouac:

Fellow writers were always asking Kerouac how he did what he did. So Kerouac set down 30 essentials in something he called “Belief and Technique for Modern Prose.” These tips may or may not make sense to you, but that’s Kerouac, man:

  1. Scribbled secret notebooks, and wild typewritten pages, for yr own joy
  2. Submissive to everything, open, listening
  3. Try never get drunk outside yr own house
  4. Be in love with yr life
  5. Something that you feel will find its own form
  6. Be crazy dumbsaint of the mind
  7. Blow as deep as you want to blow
  8. Write what you want bottomless from bottom of the mind
  9. The unspeakable visions of the individual
  10. No time for poetry but exactly what is
  11. Visionary tics shivering in the chest
  12. In tranced fixation dreaming upon object before you
  13. Remove literary, grammatical and syntactical inhibition
  14. Like Proust be an old teahead of time
  15. Telling the true story of the world in interior monolog
  16. The jewel center of interest is the eye within the eye
  17. Write in recollection and amazement for yourself
  18. Work from pithy middle eye out, swimming in language sea
  19. Accept loss forever
  20. Believe in the holy contour of life
  21. Struggle to sketch the flow that already exists intact in mind
  22. Don’t think of words when you stop but to see picture better
  23. Keep track of every day the date emblazoned in yr morning
  24. No fear or shame in the dignity of yr experience, language & knowledge
  25. Write for the world to read and see yr exact pictures of it
  26. Bookmovie is the movie in words, the visual American form
  27. In praise of Character in the Bleak inhuman Loneliness
  28. Composing wild, undisciplined, pure, coming in from under, crazier the better
  29. You’re a Genius all the time
  30. Writer-Director of Earthly movies Sponsored & Angeled in Heaven  

 Fully Reconditioned Olympia SM9 Deluxe Typewriter. Visit our online shop.

Reconditioned, Olympia SM9 De Luxe manual typewriter available. Click picture for link.

Reconditioned, Olympia SM9 De Luxe manual typewriter available. Click picture for link.

STOP by our online reconditioned typewriter shop today! Find the machine your next project will be written on! Photo copyright 2014 Jason Hoffman.

STOP by our online reconditioned typewriter shop today! Find the machine your next project will be written on! Photo copyright 2014 Jason Hoffman.

Sleek reconditioned 1940’s Smith Corona Silent portable typewriter for sale. Matte Black finish looks very executive. Looks nice sitting on any desk. Hearing the keys strike the paper will reduce your stress levels. Click pic for click through link.

Sleek reconditioned 1940’s Smith Corona Silent portable typewriter for sale. Matte Black finish looks very executive. Looks nice sitting on any desk. Hearing the keys strike the paper will reduce your stress levels. Click pic for click through link.

Beautiful reconditioned Olympia SM3 manual portable typewriter for sale. Made in Western Germany. Has been reconditioned and in excellent vintage condition. New ink installed. A very solid writer’s tool indeed. In a beautiful moss green. Click on the pic to take you to the shop!

Beautiful reconditioned Olympia SM3 manual portable typewriter for sale. Made in Western Germany. Has been reconditioned and in excellent vintage condition. New ink installed. A very solid writer’s tool indeed. In a beautiful moss green. Click on the pic to take you to the shop!