My generous readers have given great gifts to WordPlay Cincy, the typingest place in Cincinnati, Ohio.
First, thanks to Nicole for her cash gift to the organization! (You can donate too.)
Thanks to Ton for donating his Jetson-y Olivetti Studio 46! It's a sturdy and bold typewriter from the '70s, busily typing away in green here under the skilled fingers of a WordPlay volunteer. (You can also see the Smith-Corona I donated, and if you look closely, the Underwood no. 5 I cleaned up.)
Thanks to Nat of natslaptaps for donating this bright blue Royal Sahara! I may have to get one of these myself -- it's light, smooth, and precise. This young man's eyes lit up as soon as I brought it in the door, and right away he was taking a look under the hood. (Nat is Australian, but the typewriter did not travel all the way from Australia; she paid for an American-to-American transaction via US eBay.)
Thank you, donors!
Here are three more views of the activity at WordPlay today.
Typewriters and smartphones in symbiosis. We can all get along!
Typewriters are for everyone: here's a grownup at an Underwood Junior and a not-so-grown-up at an Underwood Noiseless Portable.
Even electronic wedges can get some love:
And here are some pictures I think you'll enjoy from WordPlay's Facebook page.