Fountain pen and typewriter using and collecting, and maybe more.
nifty calculator. Did you see Vikram got a 15c for school? I never had an excuse to learn rpn, I may have to delve into one of the emulators and try it out. What do you use the calculator for at work? I still need to round out the collection with a baby or similar, such as your nice Montana.
I noticed Vikram's 15C. It is a fine calculator. I wanted a 41C when they came out. Never spent the $$ to get one.RPN is really a breeze to learn/use. Much easier than the Morse Code.
I had one of those machines in high school! Awesome!
I plan a post on the Montana when I get a few other posts done.
I got a Kindle Keyboard two weeks ago. Like you, prefer books but this way I can get a hold of some older stuff that I've been wanting to read (in my case, Utopian works of the early 20th century).Can't say I am too pleased with the software/programming the Kindle uses - very clunky. And since Amazon is only licensing the books its sells, not truly selling them to me to own, I will be keeping my new books purchase to a minimum.Very pretty typewriter! Looks much like the Skyriter. Are they comparable in size?
Mine is the Kindle KB. To me it is easier to make notes and such. The Kindle really seems slow since I am accustomed to using a PC. I do like that I can use it outside, something that is difficult with any notebook or tablet PC. I get most of my books from Project Gutenberg since I am interested in old out of print books. The few I buy from Amazon are backed-up with all my ebooks just in case Amazon pulls with new books what they did a few years ago when they erased 1984 from the Kindles of people who bought that book on Amazon.I do not like the clunky browser and the PDF reader leaves a lot to be desired.I really would like to find a good used DX at a reasonable cost since it was what I wanted when it was being sold, but the price was way too high for what it was and is.
http://www.typewriters.ch/collection/montana_luxe_portable.htmlPlease let me know your Montana's serial number. Congratulations to this nice machine!
I will be taking better photos and doing a post. It is serial number 24950.
Nice Montana - I didn't even notice it wasn't a Hermes Baby until you mentioned it; I had to scroll up to check! Glad it seems to be working well.
Montana? That's a new one on me. It looks like a cross between an Antares Parva and a Baby. Neat. I'll have to find out more on Georg and Robert's sites.
According to the little information I found on line it is an exact copy of a Hermes Baby licensed by Pallard to Montan SpA of Italy.I have been curious about them after seeing the neat red key one Robert Messenger owns.I also wanted one because I would rather live in Montana than Florida any day. Since I can't live there I might as well type from Montana.