Recommended Machines

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Recommended Typewriters

Buying your first typewriter is often a daunting task. With thousands of models to choose from, and thousands of price points to consider, how can you know you're buying a solid machine that types well, is easily repaired and well-built? Here are a few editors' picks for top typewriters. Please do note that these impressions are subjective and all machines will be somewhat unique. It's part of their history.

Standards Underwood 5

Olympia SG1

Remington 24

Royal KMM/KMG/similar

Remington Standard 7

Portables Smith - Corona Midsized Portables

Brother JP-1 and Similar

Underwood Four Bank Portables

Hermes 2000 and 3000

Torpedo 18B

Remington Portables nos. 1-5

Royal QDL

Remington Quiet-Riter

Olympia SM series

Olivetti Lettera 22, 32, and Studio 44

Ultraportables Smith - Corona Skyriter and Zephyr

Groma Ultraportables

Silver - Seikou Ultraportables