I saw this on boingboing the other day and thought you all might be interested. There’s an excellent website dedicated to old typewriters called The Classic Typewriter Page, whichincludes typewriter facts, how to restore typewriters, and plenty of links and pictures.
I have to admit there is a certain romance in owning and writing on one of these beautiful machines. I think I make too many mistakes for writing on a typewriter to be practical, though. I did learn to type on an actual typewriter, though. I wonder if they still teach “typing” in High School?
I think my favorite is the 1935/1936 Royal.