Click here to find out about PORTABLE TYPEWRITERS.
Portable Typewriter Reference Site. This is an enormous research site, which lists and shows very many kinds of portable typewriters from all over the world.  Some are antique, but most are newer.  Articles give historical and identifying features, and most are indexed by the country in which the given machines were made.  Some are by brand name as well.  Numerous research and reference articles are also included.  Learn to identify modern portables by sight and learn how, or if, certain machines are related to each other.  Featuring "timeline" articles on Corona / Smith-Corona 1913-1980's, Royal 1927-1980's and Remington 1946-1970's.  Also including topical reference articles, research materials and rare/obscure overseas brand name cross reference and index..
Click here to find out about ANTIQUE TYPEWRITERS.
Antique Typewriters by Will Davis. This site focuses on the period from the 1890's through the 1930's.  Centerpieces are the huge Harris Visible and Barr Portable articles.  Detailed information on early 20th-century "visible" machines. New historical and patent information.  Something here for everyone. .
Cash Registers -- Sewing Machines -- Adding Machines --  McCaskey Register Company, too!
Cash Registers, Sewing Machines, Adding Machines. Click on the machine at left to view some of our cash registers, including odd and unusual machines and one Smith-Corona cash register.  Also vintage sewing machines!
All of the material on the sites linked above is the intellectual property of Will Davis.  Many years' worth of contributions by other collectors are also included, and these are noted wherein they occur.  These sites first appeared online in March 2000.  Do not use ANYTHING from these sites without written permission, particularly in or on e-Bay auctions.
My websites presently include 210+ pages concerning typewriters & cash registers.

First typewriter page online
March 2000 which is now over 17,000 page views.
Index page of Portable Typewriter Reference Site now over
36,000 page views.
Diesel-electric and Diesel-hydraulic locomotives in detail.
Left, a link to my site about diesel locomotives.  Highly technical, and featuring never before seen material.  15 pages.
The author.
Click this typewriter to reach my LINKS TO OTHER SITES.
LINKS   Click on the typewriter at left to reach my page of links to other typewriter websites, internet forums and resources.  Links to my family's other websites are there as well.
Support for buyers and users; information, tips and resources.
Will's Typewriter Annex.    An entirely new website specifically designed for both new collectors and for those who actually use the machines they have.  Find tips on maintenance, on buying, and on using.  Links to further resources to help you operate and maintain your machine.  Find links to get manuals and new ribbons here.
Questions?  Click here.
Click here if you're brand new to the hobby!
Will Davis is a regular contributor to ETCetera, the Journal of the Early Typewriter Collectors' Association (writing for it since December 2001.)  Click the logo at left to find out more about the magazine.  You can navigate to the ETCetera page from there.  Now edited by Richard Polt.
Use the button at right to find out a little about me.  With pictures.
the European Typewriter Project.    Typewriters from Europe, in English.  Over 420 machines shown.
Will's Typewriter Blog
Note to visitors:  The immense amount of material generated for these websites is entirely for your enjoyment, and if we're lucky, for your information.  Typewriters of all kinds are shown on my websites, ranging from the mid-1890's through right now.  Historical information on both portable and standard typewriters of very many kinds is here, but there is also operating information and support for actual modern-day typists and authors, as well as real-time actual typewriter restoration and repair.  You can also find links to very many other websites, both those of collectors and those of commercial concerns.  Finally, you can obtain access to The Portable Typewriter Forum which has over 800 members and is a real clearinghouse for typewriter information.  We practically guarantee that every kind of typewriter enthusiast can find something of interest in these sites, and work continuously to provide new content.
-Antique Typewriters
-Modern Typewriters
-Standard Typewriters
-Portable Typewriters
-ALL Typewriters!
-History and development
-Manufacture / design
-Owner Support
-Repair / restoration
-Portable Typewriter Forum
-Real-time blog
-Links to our friends
Hundreds of European-made typewriters seen for the first time on the internet, and some the first time ANYWHERE!  Tilman Elster / Thomas Fuertig and more.
                Davis Typewriter Works    Watch us work on typewriters!
Our online Operating and Repair manuals! Learn how to operate a typewriter.  Part descriptions; technical details.  Learn to diagnose problems and determine repair needs. 
The Portable Typewriter Forum.    Free to join on Yahoo! Groups; over 800 members.  Join collectors, authors, people in the typewriter industry (long ago and even today) and discuss design, construction, marketing, history, operation, maintenance and repair of typewriters.  Talk about writing methods and contests.  Great brain food!
My brother Dave and I are amateur weather nuts; we're outside in weather nobody else would go out in unless they were being paid!  We've seen many funnel clouds, gust fronts, and all sorts of bad spring/summer weather and of course more than a few snowstorms.  Here are some convenient weather links that you can customize using your own zip code to get complete weather info for your area.
USWX pages; type your zip code in the box on the left and click the button.
NWS site; enter your city, state in the box on the left and click the button.
Click here for photos of the Valentine's Day 2007 snow storm / blizzard.
Click the tornado for SPC site.
Click here for severe weather photos.
Standard vs. Portable Typewriters:  the differences
Portable Typewriter Historical Spotlights: Special sub-section on early portables, with detail articles on specific machines.
Have a question or problem?  Click the button to narrow it down.
See website announcements and news here FIRST!
My websites are listed below; click the pictures / icons or the text links.
Portable Typewriter Forum Store
(at Cafepress)  - PTF official merchandise and other items related to my site(s)
Say hello to Inga.
Australian Typewriters - Robert Messenger, Richard Amery and more!
Australian Typewriters!
Will Davis is the webmaster for the European Typewriter Project site and for Typewriters from Australia.
Typewriters by Will Davis placed in Hall of Fame in July 2008.  Thank you, Collector's Weekly!
Ocean Liners

Will's collection of Ocean Liner memorabilia including advertising illustrations, photographs, souvenirs, cigarette / trade cards and more.  The illustrations make you want to take a vacation!