Tuesday, January 1, 2008

New Thing: Identify My Typewriter

For Christmas, Kurt got me an old manual typewriter, which is something I have wanted for a long time.

I'm not sure if this will happen or not, but I always thought there was a certain charm to writing on a manual typewriter, and I'm hoping it will inspire some writing energy.

So now I want to figure out just what variety of typewriter I have. I know it is a portable Smith-Corona Galaxie, but that's about all I know. I think it was manufactured in the late 1950's or early 1960's. A cursory Internet search has not helped me much, nor have I been able to find where the serial number is located.


The Surrendered Scribe said...

Happy New Year! I'm catching up on my own 5 Thing post and thought I'd read the others as well. That typewriter is amazing. I'd want to write a detective novel on it! Your house looks great, that knotty pine is beautiful. I think 2008 looks great for you, best wishes!

Bradley said...

Thanks, and Happy 2008 to you too!

Kat said...

My mom had (probaby still has) an old manual typewriter that was her father's. My brother, sister and I used to love to play with it... something about the sound of the keys hitting the paper, and the smell it had from the inked up ribbon (which I'm sure has a better name than "inked up ribbon").

Lindsey said...

Hi, Bradley! I obviously haven't checked in with the Next5 network for awhile. I love your new thing, though! I found an old portable typewriter at a second hand shop awhile back. There IS a certain charm in using one. Hope you enjoy yours! Let us know what brilliant things you're doing with it.

Anonymous said...


My husband purchased the same typewriter only orange at a flea market and he located the serial #. When you slide the top back to change the ribbon it is on the right hand side ingraved in the metal. Ours was GT254816X. Hope this helps.