|See, it's not that special. Don't get all upset about it being "expendable".
Friday, August 31, 2012
Tuesday, August 28, 2012
Monday, August 27, 2012
|This is continued... Also, the address for Sycamore Deli so you can google or mapquest it: 211 Draper Rd SW Blacksburg, VA 24060
|I got the Benson which is their standard Italian except it wasn't standard, it was exceptional; and a footlong plus drink, plus chips, plus cookie, was only $10. If you get a six inch it's more like $6-$7 and there are specials everyday.
|The Royal I absolutely love. I would steal it but the guilt would consume me and I would hear the click and clack of typebars in the night like in Poe's "Tell Tale Heart".
|A very cool stage that looks better not on my camera big enough for most bands and such that any seat is a great seat.
|The Noiseless was just too cool to throw away, and I would never throw away a typewriter, but I didn't want it. Glad it found a new home where it can be appreciated.
|Clever but crude use of a typewriter.
|Thrust action typebars.
|Complex Noiseless mechanism. It actually looks pretty good, which made me optimistic about restoration.
|Crappy rubber parts, which made me pessimistic about restoration. Maybe someday, this machine's story is not over, who knows where it might end up next.
Saturday, August 25, 2012
|My new scanner-printer. I just bought it and am already upset with it. Ironically, this is the best location for it right now.
|The scanner takes an OK image, but I hoping for it to be a little clearer.
|My LC Super Speed is the closer one which also the older one. Mine is 1939, the other 1945.
|A good view of the lack of a segment, and also a good picture to show you all that barn-find patina.
Sunday, August 19, 2012
|The "Philosophizer" (a nickname I hate that just sort of stuck) in the envied spot on my writing desk.
|Crinkle paint makes these typewriters hard to photograph well.
|I love the reliable and simple latches at each corner of the case.
|I forsee a little bit of a rivalry between the Philosophizer and Frieta as each tries to win top spot in my heart.
Saturday, August 18, 2012
|Notice the mismatched ribbon spools on the Corona, a fun little quirk on a dearly beloved machine.
|I actually had to do a few drafts of the typecast because I ran into a talkative good ol boy at the laundromat who wanted to tell me his lifestory. I obliged him and finished my work at home this time.
|It was love at first sight. Seeing it perched on my desk still feels weird, I've wanted a Corona 4 for so long now!
Sunday, August 12, 2012
|For less than $10 I call this a very good day indeed!
|It will look slightly better after I clean it up a little.
|Factory test sheet! I have never seen one before. These are the Triumph's first words!
|Hermes 109-7 Adding Machine
|I overstruck on the last few lines on purpose, the machine works like a charm.
Tuesday, August 7, 2012
|Aggie the topless Tippa
|After writing I met a fellow writer who was curious about my machine. He was a very friendly and interesting fellow and I am excited about having a new local friend. He actually supports himself as a freelancer (he says supports is a gracious word) and I even stayed a little late at the laundromat talking to him. I tell you, typewriters are a good way to meet interesting people (boring people don't care if you are on a typewriter). Also, it was Vintage Technology Obsessions who got me excited about this typeface today: http://vintagetechobsessions.blogspot.com/2012/08/found-in-wild-olympia-sm-7-with.html Technically not the same, but very similar indeed.
|Aggie isn't exactly a looker, but she does all right. She's a '66 by the way as close as I can figure.
|If you didn't want a Tippa I bet you want one now. I believe the Tippa is the lightest portable ever manufactured and it shares the lofty distinction of being able to fit in my backpack with only my Rocket and (barely) my Lettera 32.
Thursday, August 2, 2012
A Typing Space: Part Two
|Fold-up furniture is an easy porch solution. It cannot get stolen or bird-crapped on and it stows away beside your typewriter shelves.
|Sorry the printing is light, not the best machine. Still a loved machine though.
|My porch sitting view.