Another blog about typewriters and the joys of using and collecting them.
Very nice typer. I have one of these myself, but have never really gotten around to giving a real go. Of course, mine doesn't have that lovely service sticker on the front...they really provide character, don't they?I will definitely be checking out your smashwords account. As a writer myself, I love to see what other aspiring authors are churning out. Good luck!
The service stickers are usually a good thing, I have seen some uglies though. You should try some work on Noiseless. I had heard they were unpleasant to use, but I really like mine.Let me know what you think. Cold Stairs is my best piece up.
"When a Noiseless is struck too hard it double strikes, see the comma in my header."This actually might be caused by a deteriorating pad underneath the machine. You can check by slowly pressing the comma key down until it won't go down any further - if at that point the extender arm is *straight* rather than the usual slightly bent at the elbow position, it means the stopper pad area for that key has broken off or worn down too much.I had this problem with model 1 (noisy noiseless) and was able to figure out a fix (mine was far worse than yours seems to be):http://munk.org/typecast/2011/11/21/inspecting-kipling-the-noisy-noiseless/andhttp://munk.org/typecast/2011/11/24/kipling-fixed-with-video-plus-swissa-returns/
Interesting and good to know. I have to hit it pretty hard to do that, and if I hold a key down the kink is there as should be. I think a lot of the times when I begin typing it takes me a line or two to gauge how hard the keys on that particular machine need to be struck since each one is different.You have a nice blog there and though it is one I watch I hadn't seen older posts from before when I starting reading these. Thank you for sharing! I'm honored to know you are reading (that goes to many of your fellow typospherians whose blogs I read).