They're all so pretty

This afternoon, UPPERCASE is stepping back in time and becoming a typewriter store. We will have up to nine machines available for sale and a portion of my collection of typewriters and memorabilia will be on display as well. Those of you who have already signed up on the typewriter list will get first dibs on the machines; at 5:30 any remaining machines will be available to the general public. I encourage you to stop by and see the glorious display of obsolete-but-we-love-it technology starting at 4pm.

Did you know that the Royal Typewriter company's Calgary office was located on 6th Avenue and 1st Street on the main level of the Lougheed Building (Grand Theatre) from the 1920s to the 1940s? It is nice to know that I am carrying on the typewriter tradition on the other side of the city block! If anyone has any images of the typewriter office from that time, I would love to see them!

{images above from a Remington Typewriter ad, October 1956, personal collection.}