1966 through 1969 had me in junior high and high school. Yes, I liked Donovan back then. Typewriters? Most people were buying Smith-Coronas and Royals; I didn't know anyone with a Remington or one of the foreign brands. I was raised in Texas and I think the foreign brands were mostly on the two coasts. Fortunately, S-C made great machines (my parents bought me an Electra 120) and that's why there are so many still working. Selectrics were everybody's dream office machines-not self-correcting yet, of course. I don't recall seeing anything office electric except IBM. We had Underwood TM5's, then the Royal 440's for typing classes. And there were lots of typewriter shops! And they'd tune up your machine cheap!
It's nice to see the face (and hat :o)) behind the blog.X from Holland!
My SM3 had a squeak concealed behind the reassuring thwack of the type. 1 drop of oil each side of the ribbon vibrator slides and it was gone.
PS: Yep, Donovan still does it for me to :-)
Um, yeah. SUPER SEXY hat! I love it. :) My oldest sister used to collect Marvin things...she would love it too! Also, love that era for music too. One of my favorites.