Unplug & Type-In L.A. March 8

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

Experience the Unplug Type-In on March 8th from 12-4 pm, in conjunction with the National Day of Unplugging.
It is free and fun for all ages!

• Type your own letter, poem, or whatnot.
• Bring your overdue Thank You note and let Erica Di Bona of ArtofThankYou.com help you Type it out!
• Request Topacia Althaus of Poem Corner, to type a poem just for you.
• Enter the Word Play Photo Booth and enter our Raffle for typewriter inspired gifts.
• See new “Famous TypOwriters,” art featuring the personal writing tools of Ray Bradbury and Orson Welles!
• Ask Ermanno of Star Office Machines or Ruben of US Office Machines, about supplies or repairs for your machine.
• Relish the memories, history and Tell Your Typewriter Story (you’re invited to share your story on video if you like.)

L.A. Marler Studio, 3000 Airport Avenue, Santa Monica, CA 90405
310-204-0452

WordPlay Brings Typewriters to Kids

News story:

“A new organization that aims to enchant Cincinnati youngsters with the power of the written word launched a fanciful fundraiser Dec. 1 with the help of local and national authors. … WordPlay asked 20 authors ‘to contribute a previously unknown fact about a legendary animal,’ such as a jackalope or a mermaid.

‘They have to write this fact on a physical object – a canvas, a bus ticket, a map – to create a unique work of art, with the authors expressing their creativity in a new way,’ she explained.

The objects will be sold at online auction, and all proceeds will go to WordPlay. …

To make words a more tactile experience, WordPlay’s space features devices that most computer-age children have never seen: typewriters. …

‘They actually fight over who’s going to get to use them. They think they’re the coolest thing ever. The experience at WordPlay makes writing cool, so to speak. It’s where the kids are learning that writing is not just an assignment; it’s a self-expression.’”

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The whole story is here, including a video in which WordPlay’s director tells the story of the organization. As many typospherians know, I volunteer as WordPlay’s typewriter guy, but it’s much bigger than typewriters.

And here are the eBay auctions for this unique fundraiser.

Type Rider II Poet Project by Maya Stein

“A new project from Maya Stein, with two typewriters and two poets, helping to build Little Free Libraries in small towns.

Support it on Kickstarter!”

vintage ROYAL MODEL O portable manual typewriter working 1930s

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This Royal Model O is in excellent working order and all features function as intended. The finish is also in great shape for it’s age and will last for years to come. Everything is aligned well and with this Royal typewriter you’ll be ready for heavy writing!

Included with every typewriter purchase is one FREE brand new black typewriter ribbon, because we want you typing away in no time! Please check our shop if you need typewriter ribbons! We have Blue, Purple, Green and Brown typewriter ribbons available.

Your typewriter has been personally serviced, cleaned and tested by us and is in working order as described. See photos for exact condition details. We carefully ship all our typewriters with Tracking and Insurance.

Please let us know if you have any more questions and check out our other typewriters!

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vintage ABC 2000 portable manual typewriter working 1970s

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All features work as intended on this unique ABC 2000 portable manual typewriter. Made in Portugal sometime in the 1970s this typewriter still works well – the carrying case has been repaired with glue by the previous owner and still does its job. Shows normal vintage wear on the case.

Included with every typewriter purchase is one FREE brand new black typewriter ribbon, because we want you typing away in no time! Please check our shop if you need typewriter ribbons! We have Blue, Purple, Green and Brown typewriter ribbons available.

Your typewriter has been personally serviced, cleaned and tested by us and is in working order as described. See photos for exact condition details. We carefully ship all our typewriters with Tracking and Insurance.

Please let us know if you have any more questions and check out our other typewriters!

Like us on facebook for coupon codes and pictures from our pickin’ journey!

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vintage UNDERWOOD portable manual typewriter working 1930s UNIQUE FONT

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Check out the rare large format sans-serif typeface on this model! All features work as intended, no rust, nice white glass topped keys! The case latches securely and includes the original wooden brush. Shows normal vintage wear on the case. The decals are in amazing shape as well as the black finish! This one is in great shape for its age!

Included with every typewriter purchase is one FREE brand new black typewriter ribbon, because we want you typing away in no time! Please check our shop if you need typewriter ribbons! We have Blue, Purple, Green and Brown typewriter ribbons available.

Your typewriter has been personally serviced, cleaned and tested by us and is in working order as described. See photos for exact condition details. We carefully ship all our typewriters with Tracking and Insurance.

Please let us know if you have any more questions and check out our other typewriters!

Like us on facebook for coupon codes and pictures from our pickin’ journey!

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vintage SEARS portable manual typewriter working

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Every feature works as intended on this Sears portable typewriter. The finish is bright and the action is nice. This is a very nice portable version for people looking for a travel companion. Not pictured is the black case – it snaps onto the top of the typewrite and has a carrying handle. There are a few minor scrapes and nicks on the case but no deep gouges or cracks.

Included with every typewriter purchase is one FREE brand new black typewriter ribbon, because we want you typing away in no time! Please check our shop if you need typewriter ribbons! We have Blue, Purple, Green and Brown typewriter ribbons available.

Your typewriter has been personally serviced, cleaned and tested by us and is in working order as described. See photos for exact condition details. We carefully ship all our typewriters with Tracking and Insurance.

Please let us know if you have any more questions and check out our other typewriters!

Like us on facebook for coupon codes and pictures from our pickin’ journey!

facebook.com/carouselandfolk

**carousel + folk has been featured on AMC’s Mad Men & ABC’s Modern Family**

vintage CONSUL portable manual typewriter working

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This gray all metal Consul portable typewriter is in great working order! Every feature works as intended and the action is very nice. We do not have a case for this model so you will have to improvise one but it is a very nice low profile. We love the added plastic dot on the left side to protect the finish from the carriage return lever when in the down position. There is very minor vintage wear in some places but the paint is in near mint shape! Made in Czechoslovakia to last!

Included with every typewriter purchase is one FREE brand new black typewriter ribbon, because we want you typing away in no time! Please check our shop if you need typewriter ribbons! We have Blue, Purple, Green and Brown typewriter ribbons available.

Your typewriter has been personally serviced, cleaned and tested by us and is in working order as described. See photos for exact condition details. We carefully ship all our typewriters with Tracking and Insurance.

Please let us know if you have any more questions and check out our other typewriters!

Like us on facebook for coupon codes and pictures from our pickin’ journey!

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**carousel + folk has been featured on AMC’s Mad Men & ABC’s Modern Family**

Mobile typewriters for museum work

This typewriter cart is the best! German museum worker’s would roll around to the exhibits and conduct their inventory on the go! The mobile office, circa 1939 featured below. Portable desktop typewriter… on wheels!

typewriter sighting

“Stop me if you’ve heard this one.

SM-3 in a rerun of “Modern Family” originally aired last May.”

Photo credit:  abc.com

The episode synopsis may be found here, and the writing bit is pretty good.

They even added a page of manuscript excerpts, as read on the show.

 

This Olympia SM-3 was sold by Carousel + Folk on Etsy! Thanks for sharing the screenshot!