Sunday, August 26, 2012

Blogger"s Block

Right carriage release

Left carriage release

He Ain't Heavy. He's My Brother
Posted on a better note than that of the sad note of yesterday....


  1. It seems like that problem with your Olivetti should be a pretty easy adjustment once you figure out what needs to be moved ... I bet Ton will have some advice!

  2. Bill, wish I had some wisdom to offer on the carriage release issue but I've never had that problem with any of my three Studio 44s. I tried to putz around with them just now to get some idea and all I can come up with is that it is either jammed somewhere (which you already know), or the typewriter is in locked position (which is unlikely to have happened to yours). Hope you get that fixed, as RIchard said, it might just be a simple adjustment. Yeah, at least it gave you something to write about!

  3. busy is right! looks like youre booked for typewriter cleaning/repair gor the rest of summer!

  4. Good luck with the 44, Bill. They really are great machines, but I am sure Ton has strapped you down (via A Clockwork Orange) and shown this to you. :D
    Really though, I hope it all works out. It's a shame to have such a minor (yet immensely annoying) problem keep you from using a nice typewriter.

  5. Having nothing interesting to say has never stopped me from posting.
    You could post a video of the problem. My own take is if it works otherwise I would live with it.

  6. I don't think that such a little problem makes this typewriter a parts machine.
    Try some gentle hammering on the paper guide to make it tilt a little backwards and let the levers move freely.

  7. I hope you'll soon be able to enjoy a working 44 - good luck with the repair!

  8. I know what you mean about Blogger's Block. I didn't post up anything new for a month, but then, life has been pretty hectic of late.
    Bill, do a write-up on some of your cameras or radios. I'd be interested to see that.

  9. I second teeritz's motion. How about a look at your Ham rig? I know MEK would love to see more fountain pen action!

    So far (knock wood) I have avoided blog block. I feel a need to do another wacky/creative post, but I am not feeling the creative part.

  10. @teeritz, I have some posts on my ham activities on my site and very inactive radio blog.

    @Dwaune F. I had a fountain pen post ready -- without pics. I need to retake the ones that went into digital never never land when my drive died. Several are on my site and I may get around to updating my really inactive radio blog.


  11. It's gratifying to see that I'm not the only one with blogger's block.

    I believe in posting when the mood strikes, and not a moment before. Life happens!