I'm actually in East Pennsboro Township, but by Google Maps I am in Mechanicsburg (which I know is wrong. I grew up in the area and Google Maps are wrong 99% of the time. I would only trust Google maps if I were giving them to an enemy) Or I am in Enola according to Yahoo! maps which are usually 90% correct. Now the other map services are about on par with Google. The address here is probably Enola since I can toss a stone on Wirtzville and Enola is just over the hill. Earlier in my life this area was farms and East Pennsboro Twp.
So far this typewriter:
|Crappy lighting and no tripod. Sorry for being out of focus.|
|From the Carina 2. Needs a bit of aligning.|
|Nice typer for a Nakajima. Quiet, soft platen too.|
I've not gone typewriter hunting yet today as the snow is now freezing rain. Once it changes back to snow or to rain I may head out again.
I planned on using a Skyriter for my posts, but Mrs. is sleeping and the lobby is quite small and there are a few people out there so I resort to the digital realm. I like snow and if it were only snow coming down from the clouds I would commandeer one of the tables in the closed pool area and type.
Back to the Carina 2. I find this a nice typing little typewriter. It is made by Nakajima from all I can find. The platen is quite nice as it is soft and quiet. It reminds me of my recently used SM9 or my Skyriters. The typewriter is fully featured with a tabulator, paper guide, pop-up paper prop, famous Japanese automatic, but I have yet to find anything but uselsess, automatic spacer, 1, 2, or 3 line spacing and variable, a nice touch and nicely built machine for being a later plastic machine. It seems to be more substantial than my Brother. I will need to compare them when I get home.
This typewriter does not have the cheap tinny sound of the Olympia B12 that I used to have. The B12 was also a nice typer, but neither the B12 or the Carina 2 come close to the touch or quality of any of the early typewriters in my collection.
Typecast from my Carina 2. Post from my Dell XPS running elementaryOS