Sunday, September 30, 2012

Fountain Pen From China: Notebook from Viet Nam

This pen did not have a brand name.

The back of the page is no different than if I used a ball point or roller ball pen.

I like this notebook for work and radio since I can sketch on the grid.

The missed spacing was my typing.  This is the Skyriter without an escapement problem. 

Tuesday, September 25, 2012


I just noticed I cannot spell Petite!  If I would only not be too lazy to proof my documents!

Friday, September 21, 2012

Capchas and blogs

No typecast, but I have had it with Blogger's stupid capchas.
If you blog has a capcha I may or may not leave a comment.  Over the past few days I have entered some as many as 5 times to no avail.  Therefore I will still be following all your blogs and I will not be commenting. 

We all can do what we want with our blog.  After all is that not why we have one?

However after months of Blogger changing things I just have had enough of the time waster capchas.

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Skyriter Problem

Complete with typos like my misspelled words and all the ones from the escapement problem.

Friday, September 7, 2012

Fun Friday Rambling & Babbling

The difference is due to the current storm.  As I finished the typecast a thunderstorm rolled in and I wanted to get off of the wired system.  I switched to my notebook which has a different scanner software package on it.  I did not know there was such a difference.  It looks like it is time to put the scanner package on my server and ensure all the PCs have the same configurations since I still use the notebook PC independently from the server.

--- After I finish some radio work.

Monday, September 3, 2012

Adler Vs. Smith-Corona Script Typeface

Adler.  Ransmayer Slugs.

Smith Corona Artisan 75 Slugs

These are slightly cleaner Adler slugs.

Smith Corona slugs.
They both are quite similar.  I do not know if Smith-Corona made their own slugs or used slugs made by an outside company.  The trademarks are not the same.
Both are elite.  Wish one was pica

Mark, Thanks for pointing out the similarity.

Saturday, September 1, 2012

Olivetti Studio 44 Progress

Left carriage release as found.

Right carriage release as found.

Right carriage release with paper guide adjusted correctly.

Left carriage release with paper guide adjusted correctly.
After I found and corrected the problem I decided to take the carriage apart for cleaning and a few more adjustments.  When I get everything back together I will post on the project, dirty pictures and all!  Yep, dirt included since I doubt I will take photos in detail as I put things back together.  I may, but after stating dirty pictures the clean components may disappoint.

The paper guide originally was about 4mm higher than the ends.  This did not allow the release levers to release the carriage.  The left end was just low enough and the lever a bit longer that the one on the right that it would release the carriage with a bit of jiggling of the lever.