Sunday, July 22, 2012

Hermes Dilema

The lighting in my radio room is not the best for photos and I was too lazy to get the photo floods out.  I do plan a future post on all of the Hermes when I get the first rounded body finished and some other projects out of the way.

When typing with this machine on a page beside where the regular pica is typed this font looks much cleaner and easier to read.  One of the few serif fonts I like.

Anyone know why some of the Ss have a line through them and others have a short horizontal line beside them while others have the short horizontal line as well as the vertical line through them?

Thursday, July 19, 2012

A Royal Crescent and Iowa Pig Poop

I am not one for a hard touch so there are many tops of letters missing when I do not press the keys hard enough.

Looks like a squashed down Futura

The carriage return lever is lowered for transport.  Manual is included.

About the size of my lap top case without a shoulder strap.

Monday, July 9, 2012

Doing the Unthinkable


Overall length, cap posted.

Overall length without cap.

Overall length capped.

The pen even fits an AlumaWallet

Package front.

Package back.

I will return to a fountain pen on my arrival back home.

Saturday, July 7, 2012

Smith-Corona Skyriter 3

The na does not look green tinted in real life.

Finished about 6:00 this morning.

Looks like the 5, e and s need a bit of cleaning.

Skyriter with a Hermes 3000 TP in the back ground.  The Hermes will either be sold or end up as a typewriter in the Classroom Project.

I like the stripes.  They are on the machine ribbon and type bar cover as well as the cover that makes up the case and...

The stripes go all the way around.  A nice touch since the bottom is rarely seen.  The previous owner added some foam.  I left it on rather than risk damaging the paint.

I thought a bit of silliness is in order.  A Skyriter powered by a 4-400A. 

Better yet a 4CX250B.  I have more radio gear to repair and it is nearly time for our regional A.R.E.S. net.