Tag Archives: Typewriters

Smith Premier No. 4

Typewriter Tuesday: Honoring Veterans

For today’s Typewriter Tuesday we are honoring Veterans Day and taking a look at this Smith Premier No. 4 that belonged to William French Hoxey, a veteran of World War I, donated to us by his daughter Margie. This quite remarkable machine dates between 1896 and 1904, more exact dating of the machine proved difficult […]

Royal typewriter next to a typewriter case with a sticker of the Apple logo on it

AWM Story of the Week

This week’s Story of the Week focuses on typewriter nostalgia in a fantastic way. Several stories weave together to tell the story of a disgruntled time traveler’s feelings toward their predicament and the typewriters they are forced to adopt.

Close-up of typewriter keys

AWM Story of the Week

Every week, the AWM is excited to bring you stories written by our visitors in our Story of the Day exhibit, which features typewriters that visitors can interact with directly. Check back weekly for new stories, and visit the Museum to try out our typewriters and possibly be featured here! Today is a rainy day here in […]

Royal typewriter next to a typewriter case with a sticker of the Apple logo on it

AWM Story of the Week

Every week, the AWM is excited to bring you stories written by our visitors in our Story of the Day exhibit, which features typewriters that visitors can interact with directly. Check back weekly for new stories, and visit the Museum to try out our typewriters and possibly be featured here! This week is all about memory and nostalgia. […]

Interview with typewriter collector Steve Soboroff

In Their Own Words: Steve Soboroff

Steve Soboroff is the President of the Los Angeles Police Commission and has long been known as a business leader and public servant who brings people together to get positive results. He also loves typewriters! He collects typewriters used by well-known writers and currently has more than 30 machines in his collection, some of which […]

Typewriter Tuesday: Mae West

For today’s Typewriter Tuesday we’re taking a closer look at Mae West’s 1959 Olympia SF, on loan from the collection of Steve Soboroff. You can see this machine and more on display in our special exhibit Tools of the Trade, open now. “I believe in censorship. I made a fortune out of it.” Mae West, a […]

Close-up of typewriter keys

Typewriter Tuesday: Orson Welles

For today’s Typewriter Tuesday we’re taking a look at the 1926 Underwood 4-Bank and its creative dynamo of an owner, Orson Welles. This typewriter is one of many on loan from the collection of Steve Soboroff. You can see this machine and more on display in our special exhibit Tools of the Trade, open now. “Ask […]