Sunday, April 6, 2014
|The flap that lowers to remove / replace the typewriter was torn. 2 layers of Gaffer's tape repaired it.|
|First thought was a heat shrink covered platen.|
|Closer examination showed a recovered platen. I like the blue.|
|Included in the case was an instruction book, cleaning brush, and oiler with oil.|
|I think I will name them Curly, Larry & Moe.|
|No typewriters in the local GoodWill store, but I did find this for $4.99.|
|Notice my machine has the Pounds Sterling symbol instead of the $ symbol?|
|This also arrived in the mail this week. Inside I found it was printed in 1899.|
Thursday, April 3, 2014
Monday, March 31, 2014
Windows XP is about to die yet my Olympia SM9 Keeps On Typing & Olympia Typefaces never get obsolete
|Enjoy the catalog. I'll get a .pdf to the Typewriter Database in a few days.|
|Anyone ever see an SM9 that looks like an SM7? In fact, if you look at the small photo in the corner it looks like a Monica (no tabulator).|
|My SM9 with Professional Elite #41 listed in the ad above as Technical Elite #41, a different name for the U.S.A.?|
Saturday, March 15, 2014
|I reached the end of the paper and still had things to write. I decided to cheat and do the remainder on line.|
Sorry for my typos once again. As I typed I got more into my music.
I added more vinyl to my collection over the past week or two. It all started when I found some U.S. Army Band LPs that were unopened and they were from when my Uncle was the assistant conductor. I played them this morning.
Then as my usual self changed to the Pipes which eventually took me to Circa Paleo and the Hot Violinist. I normally play Bluegrass, but today I gravitated to a different genre. The day will probably finish with listening to one of my old stations where I worked that still airs Bluegrass or I'll stream German Volksmusik.
I'd love to attend a concert with only The Hot Violinist and Mairead Nesbitt of Celtec Women & Charlie Daniels. They are 3 of the best ever fiddlers I've ever heard. I had a friend in the Opry who was really good, but I doubt his playing comes close to these three.
No time to get the Nikkormat or any of my cameras out yet even though the weather is great. (77F/25C, sunny & clear) I have to get the taxes finished and do more work on our move. Hopefully we will be able to find a house and move by summer.
Here is a link to the Calumet post on My Vintage Cameras.
And this is the Facit spring:
|Same spring on TP1 and the left is different from the right as they are wound 180 deg. from each other. They break very very very easily when trying to remove them -- even with small tweezers.|
Well, this is also the last day of Bike Week. Next week will be much less traffic and no traffic jams and frequent accidents. Too many people who drive cars do not watch for motorcycles.
Sunday, February 23, 2014
|Serial number starts with E signifying it is a Signet E2126.|
|First try on a Skyriter|
|Second one, Underwood. As I got this one out after typing the post I noticed at some time I redid the end of this handle too.|
|This is the final handle for the Signet.|
Saturday, February 22, 2014
|When I started to type I thought the TP2 was finished. That was until the ribbon would not automatically reverse.|
|I found this folded and tucked into the pouch on the inside of the carrying case. I think this officially finished the TP2.|
I have several European typewriters and none of them have a decent sounding bell. Hermes may be the loudest, but those still fall short of the American made machines, even Skyriters.
I was surprised to find a typewriter cover for the TP2. I don't think it will get much use as I only leave the Underwood Rhythm Touch out. I wish I had a cover for that one. I have one for each of my Royal HHs.