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Thursday, March 31, 2011




I sure wish I knew how much this sold for new.

full metal jacket as I like to say, lots of features.

six line settings!

Saturday, March 26, 2011

St Vincent was holding out on me

My friend at the radio club told me there was a typewriter at SVdP.  I couldn’t find it the first time but he said it was still there so I looked again.  It turned out to be a Royal HH.
From a quick googling, it seems this kind of neglect and abuse is peculiar to the HH.  This one still needs more work but I think it will turn out well.  I may have to paint it.

and after cleaning


I got another discarded card file card.  It's eerily timely.

Monday, March 21, 2011

good news/bad news/d'oh!

I was at the Goodwill remainder store looking for rescues and I found two.  First is an elite SCM, an assembly line twin of my script Zephyr Deluxe, this one a "Corsair Deluxe."  Like Adwoa's new Hermes, it is missing a cover which thought a very funny coincidence, and it works just fine.

I went to the back corner in case the clamshell was over there.  no such luck but I saw this:

Which quickened my heartrate.  inside was this:

The carriage doesn't advance.  The knotted cord is off the pulley, as you can see:

I wanted to figure out how to attach it so I went to look at my recently-acquired script studio 44 and darned if that string didn't snap in two when I touched it.  So now I need a bit of a tutorial on getting that pulley off and connected and more importantly, putting it back together.  Or I could just type on them listing hard to port as I did here:
It turned out to be a standard Pica typeface.

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Script typer comparison - Studio 44 & SM9

I'm going to post the typecasts directly and put accompanying pics (if any) on Flickr

Sunday, March 13, 2011

amusing things seen at the hamfest

Look at that neat old TRS-80 with a GREEN SCREEN! 


Can you believe I did NOT buy this for only a dollar?  That’s not the direction I want to take my collection.  Still cool though.

Studio 44


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