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Sunday, October 28, 2012

under the hood

what's up with my scanner?  above is the same piece of paper as in the platen below

This leads from the tab keys to the mechanism up the back.  It unhooks, presumably to swing out of the way to remove the carriage.

44 Magnum

The M44 model name, along with the struggle of hefting it, brings to mind the .44 Magnum of Dirty Harry.  So much so that the elite typeface seems out of scale to the giant carriage (which appears to be removable, but which I won't attempt until after NaNo.  As Harry might say, "But being as this is a 44 Magnum, the most powerful typewriter in the world, and would write your character's head clean off, you've got to ask yourself one question: Do I feel lucky? Well, do ya, punk?"
OCR is pretty good, on a par with the others, so I will definitely give this some work in November.
Check it out - 45 character keys.

Saturday, October 27, 2012

The reveal

Uriel is closest, getting about 80% there.  It is indeed an Olivetti made in Great Britain.  While I was posting this, Richard guessed it in the previous post - well done!

try now

a better pic, on the workbench.

Friday, October 26, 2012

Pop Quiz

Not really - you've known all week it was coming.

Name this typewriter!

Thursday, October 25, 2012

I hate waiting, don't you?

It looks a much darker charcoal color without the flash reflecting off it.

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Once too often

Not that I would know anything about firearms.
You've seen this one before, I got it many months ago.

Saturday, October 20, 2012

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

500th post

typed on my first-ever typewriter, an Underwood standard from 1946

To start, this was my first post on 9/25/2010

I acquired a number of typewriters in short order, including two in Senatorial from Richard.

Looking for pics of typewriters, I discovered the Typewriter Brigade, and in that backwards way found NaNoWriMo.  2010 was my first attempt and I won with EXACTLY 50,000 words.

Does anyone else remember when Cows swept through the typosphere?

I designed the first International Typewriter Appreciation Month (April) commemorative stamp.  I think it can still be purchased.

First Type-in over here in the Pacific Northwest, Feb. 12, 2011. 

my first in-flight typecast

Typewriter Day, 2011

The Strike Force is, I hope, still in use at the school.  I haven't heard from the teacher, though I try every other week or so. 

Monday, October 15, 2012

Friday, October 12, 2012

Retro Forward

mostly computers but they do have a few electric typewriters.
No sewing machines though.

M2 1994.  
I think it may be one of the few rubber dome models.  The web tells me so anyway.  But it works fine and has a better feel than either of the two that it's replacing

I've cropped out my clutter


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