I start to write and get back into cleaning my typewriter collection and the next thing you know, I’ve bought two more.
I acquired a Tower Attache with its beautiful briefcase (basically a Skywriter). I was amazed at how well the Tower types. I have an Adler Tippa 5, a MonkeyWard 440, and two S&C Super Ghia models, and the Tower is the best typing ultra-portable in my collection.
I went to see if I could get a standard Skywriter cover to work for it, when I don’t want to lug a briefcase along with me. Ace Typewriter had one, but unfortunately, I would need to replace the knobs and carriage return lever to get it to work.
So, I did the next best thing. I bought a Skywriter off of EBay just a few minutes ago from someone here in Portland. It should fit into the attache/briefcase just like the Tower does, and I’ll have the original metal cover.
I’m still trying to decide what I should use as my daily typer. Something I can lug around in Portland’s misty rain, leave in my car, not worry about using in a coffeehouse and/or bars. I’ve been using a tan/green Smith Corona Silent.
It types great and I can get a good speed going on it, but I think it’s fairly ugly and heavy to lug around.
If I’m going to carry something heavy, I was thinking about using my S&C Tuxedo Silent. It looks far classier, types just as well (if not better) than my tan model, and is far far quieter.