Many people have generously provided
help and inspiration for this site. First I want to thank all my many
friends on the leading Internet Typewriter news group at http://groups.yahoo.com/group/typewriters
This newslist should be the first port of call for anyone interested in
collecting typewriters and collectively represents the richest source of
typewriter knowledge anywhere.
I wish to acknowledge help from, and express particular thanks
* Paul Robert of The Virtual Typewriter Museum at
Based in Holland, Paul is one of Europe's leading collectors and an expert on
Blickensderfers and much else. He is co-author with Rob Blickensderfer of the definitive
book 'The Five Pound Secretary.' Paul also runs The Typewriter Restoration
website at http://www.xs4all.nl/%7Ecatch55/
which contains a wealth of information on restoration.
* Richard Polt whose site Http://xavier.xu.edu/~polt/typewriters.html
is The Classic Typewriter Page and a mine of information on all things typewriter,
as well as being by far the richest
source of information anywhere on Remington Portables.
* Les Owen of the Landbee Collection at www.landbee.co.uk
Les is founder of Britain's biggest typewriter collection and is unfailingly
generous with his knowledge and encouragement.
* Peter Weil, one of the United
States's leading collectors and experts especially on the Standard Folding and
Corona typewriters, for generously lending items from the Cornelia and Peter Weil
* Shannon Johnson, whose site at http://homepage.mac.com/sljohnson/typewriter.html
contains a host of information about the Corona 3 and Corona 4, especially
detailed serial numbers and production data.
* Darryl C Rehr whose site at http://home.earthlink.net/~dcrehr/index.html
is another goldmine of information. Darryl's interview with Otter
Peterman's son, published in ETCera magazine No 11, June 1990, is one of the most
important sources of information on the early history of the Standard Folding
Typewriter. Darryl is author of the book "Antique Typewriters".
* Dirk Schumann, whose typewriter database at http://www.tw-db.com/
is the most authoritative Internet source for serial numbers of a very wide
range of typewriter brands. Dirk has now produced an even more significant
database of early typewriter patents.
* Thanks also to American antique typewriter expert Herman Price for his
indefatigable collecting of serial numbers, and for illustrating his
comprehensive collection of rare machines at http://hpricecpa.com/typewriters.html
Other key links
* Chuck Dilts and Rich Cincotta run the Early Typewriter
Collector's newsletter, ETCetera, as well as an email newslist and virtual
museum on their web site at http://typewriter.rydia.net/
* Tony Casillo runs the Antique Typewriter Collector web site with a
regularly updated For Sale and Wanted list and other informative features at http://typewritercollector.com
* Mike Brown runs The Typewriter Exchange and publishes the quarterly
magazine TypEx, dedicated to researching and collecting antique
typewriters. Mike can be contacted at http://www.geocities.com/typewriterexchange
* The early office museum web site contains a large number of illustrations
of early typewriters and other office equipment at http://www.officemuseum.com
* Will Davis is a prolific collector of post-1940 portable machines, many of
which are illustrated on his web site at http://www.hometown.aol.com/wdssbn641/page3.html
* Typewriter.be is a beautiful site designed and maintained by Wim and Guy in
Belgium. It contains many beautiful photographs of superbly restored
classic and vintage typewriters. The site is at www.typewriter.be