Saturday, June 30, 2012

A Blue Ribbon Skyriter and a New Typing Pad






The original shelf liner pad and the thicker new one.

The Roayl Signet on the new pad.



12 comments:

  1. The blue type looks great!

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  2. I haven't tried typing pads. I've thought about springing for a thick felt pad at some point. I should give the liner material a try.

    I've read a lot of good things about the Skyliners. They seem to have a cult following.

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    1. I find the Skyriter one of the most affordable on-line typewriters in bountiful supply. Locally when they do show up they are much more expensive.

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  3. Beautiful blue ink, and it looks like a very effective pad.

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  4. I've been meaning to look for some of that shelf liner. Thanks for the review. On the other hand, I have a lot of leather coat left over from my Royal project and thought of lining my lap desk with it.

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  5. I really like that shelf liner stuff. I use it with most typewriters (partly as a sort of sound deadener and partly to prevent semi-hardened rubber feet from skating around under heavy typing), and also used to carry a piece of it with me when I'd take the Alphasmart Neo out on the town to keep it from walking away. I've not seen the giant sized version, but I imagine it works great!

    Pretty blue ribbon.

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  6. I really like that blue ink. I'm seriously considering making my own multicolor ribbon as my next DIY project.

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  7. I am most definitely going to have to check out Target for some of those shelf liners. They seem perfect for such an application.
    Also, that Royal Signet is absolutely gorgeous. I love those little typers, but have yet to come across one in the wild. They tend to be on the expensive side on eBay and the like, so I will wait it out until I can get a deal. Aside from being all caps, does it type nicely?

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    1. For in its original condition (as in I have not cleaned it) it is a nice snappy typer.

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  8. Where did you source your blue ribbon? I love how it matches the typing pad. Peter and I were discussing the high prices colored ribbon is commanding on Etsy - $20 each for blue/green/purple. I'd love some green ribbon... but not for that much!

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    1. I get the blue ones on Ebay or Etsy when they are less than $20.00 including shipping.

      If I remember from my last email from Jay Respler several months ago he had colored ribbons, but no blue.

      Here is the URL from Richard's site for ribbon suppliers in the U.S.
      http://site.xavier.edu/polt/typewriters/tw-faq.html#q2

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