Saturday, October 26, 2013

A New Insignia and Garage Typing

I like to keep the shop nice and neat.



This is the coolest Underwood Insignia I have seen.
I noticed on at least one other blog an insignia like or near like this one.  I searched before making my post and did not find it.  There is a similar one on Machines of Loving Grace, but it does not have the Speeds The World's Business encircling the representation of the earth.

I like the action of my Underwoods best of all of my typewriters.  When I first started this blog I only had a Hermes 3000 and a Smith-Corona Classic-12.
Since the Hermes is quite revered in the typosphere I chose to head the blog with Hermes.  After a 2 years of the same I decided it is time for a change, and a much neater logo.  I wonder why Underwood went away from this one.

18 comments:

  1. Love that title block. Just beautiful.

    It looks like you have quite a list of projects too, just like I do!

    ReplyDelete
  2. I love that insignia, in fact, I own it. Just the insignia, not the typewriter. I got it from a seller whose grandfather had a typewriter repair shop. They had a few spare labels. It's made of fragile aluminum, I found out.

    ReplyDelete
  3. New logo looks great!
    Also, Yay for item #1 on your agenda :D

    ReplyDelete
  4. @ Scott, I am good at making lists. All I need to do is follow them
    @ Ton, I think it would be cool to just have one of the insignias. I saw several machines on Ebay, but not a one with that insignia. They all only had the globe, wings and name.
    @ Ted, I signed up soon after your initial post. Then I did not like any photos from my blog to use. Finally I forget my PW! As the weather cools I plan on taking photos outside.

    ReplyDelete
  5. Having more projects than time to address them all means that all is well with the world. Awesome looking old ratios!

    ReplyDelete
  6. That insignia is so cool. I have never seen one like it before.

    ReplyDelete
  7. I love this post. The multiplicity of projects and interests, the "tidy" workbench, garage typing, and the rambling to do list; all of these resonate strongly. I've got a folder, among the other clutter on the workbench, filled with my first typing efforts from newly-acquired machines, trying out the font and listing the ills to be corrected. I'm thinking these might make interesting typecasts, filled as they are with stuff only typospherians would comprehend, like the row of hHhHhHhH, and the classic test of all of the keys.

    ReplyDelete
  8. PS: Your comment about selling dead tubes to steampunk aficionados lit me up like a live tube! I've many items in my "gonna eBay this stuff" garage pile that would appeal, and will get the "steampunk" tag once I get them listed. Thanks for the idea!!

    ReplyDelete
  9. The insignia looks fantastic. Your shop photo made me laugh in recognition!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Maybe the Underwood will bring me more Underwoods like Hermes did the Hermes. I should do a 360 pan like Rob Bowker. The work benches are just the beginning.

      I've never seen anything of yours nearly so disorganized and cluttered.

      Delete
  10. @Steve, Maybe it means wife has better ides.

    @Dana, I'm surprised I never saw one on your blog.

    @TonysVision, I think the folder would make great posts. When I get stuck for a new idea I pull out my typewriter or blog ideas folders and page through. Then all I need is some time to put the typecast together.

    Nice thing about Steampunk the items do not need to function as originally intended. There is some great creativity creating neat looking stuff with the Steampunk followers.

    ReplyDelete
  11. Love to see your shop. I think the pic is deceptive, and that your shop is better organized than your picture suggests. I also have that problem typing standing up, and it doesn't seem to matter how comfortable the height of the table is to me. I have that insignia as well, and the dust cover version which you may pluck from my blog when I post it.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Really, the shop is quite cluttered. I need a full Saturday to clean.

      Delete
  12. Nice insignia, Bill. Too bad it only stays up on my screen for about six seconds before it goes black. Must be something to do with the settings on my laptop.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. The 6 second display is puzzling. I wonder if it is a Blogger problem. I'll see if I can make it smaller without having the funny background that Blogger inserts.

      Delete
    2. Don't go to any trouble, Bill. It appears to be working fine now. Thanks! Could have been a Blogger problem.

      Delete
  13. Your 'tidy' shop looks very much like my tidy desk Bill :)) Must say I've not tried typing standing up, I should give it a go because siting in front of the computer typing can get a little uncomfortable after a while!

    ReplyDelete