Tag Archives: Montreal

Typewriter Ephemera – Ink & Ribbons

A reader from Montreal commented on an old post here regarding the former Carter’s Ink building in that city. He is an archeologist and was searching for information on that building when he came across my site. He referred me to an old photograph from 1928 of the Carter’s Inx (sic) building, and also to the present building – which has somehow shrunk! You can read the comments on the old post. He also brought to my attention a very interesting site – The Ribbon Tin Virtual Museum. This particular page has a variety of Carter’s erasing shields, the very item that inspired the original post. Big thank you to fellow McGill alumnus Nicolas Cadieux!  

Montreal 1928


Former Carter’s Ink Building 2019

Once again, the Carter’s erasing shield that I found in an old typewriter:

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October is Royal

Royal Safari c. 1964

Royal Safari c. 1964 – where it is now

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Site of former Royal factory, Montreal

Site of former Royal factory, Montreal – where it may have been made


Canada Bldg, Saskatoon

Canada Bldg, Saskatoon – where it may have been used


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Meet Me at Mt Royal & Drolet

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Smith Corona Sterling 1947

Smith Corona Sterling 1947

Remington Portable 2 1926

Remington Portable 2 1926

McCormick sold this business to my father

McCormick sold this business to my father


Filed under Books and Short Stories, Typewriters