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Friday, March 3, 2017


I've been pretty busy, including a trip to Bristol, RI for a wedding by way of Boston.  Just before leaving, I brought home this:

It seems to work fine, except it has the Royal margin weakness.  That will be the first thing I look up in Ted's book!

So when I got a phone call from Tacoma Thrift and Consignment that the Studio 44 and Classic 12 had sold and she had a check for me, I decided to take her the HH, which bugged me because of that heel-of-the-hand shift thing, and another Classic 12 - this one in script. The young shopkeeper, who had been quite enthusiastic about selling typewriters, really liked this one, as can be seen by her facebook post:

Here's an enlargement of the message she typed on it for the photo:

Someone asked how much and she said it had already sold.  I hope she charged plenty.  I may suggest she take bids on the next script typer.  And there will be another...

Saturday, January 28, 2017

selling off

I'm starting another round of thinning the collection.  I had a coincidence to kick things off.
I called on a new consignment shop and the proprietor said she'd been asked for them.  The day after I selected four for her shelf, I get a text from my niece - she has a friend in the market for a typewriter.  So in the back-and-forth i got out of him that he wants to use if for scripts.  So that means I need to present working machines with tabs.  Here are the candidates.

6lt2-154713  This is the earliest Classic 12 I ever found. I never use it though, and I don't want to have it just to have it.

488788  this will be priced high.  It's in great shape.

I'll let him try this but it's still balky.  The carriage grinds, for one thing.

This one is also excellent, and has the cleaning kit too.  I just don't use it much.

In related news, I went to the bins and found a typing manual.

There's my FP, and an underwood I sold over a year ago.

The Remington has a body similar to my big noiseless with the tiny typeface, and that looks like my 88.

Sunday, January 15, 2017

Coffee time!

So this stuff served hot is good and sweet but all the videos say it's often poured into a glass of ice, and then it's quite like Thai iced coffee (which they never mention).  Southeast Asia is pretty hot so iced drinks would seem to be the thing.  It's been near freezing here so screw that for now.

One more thing - It was good to see a post from Adwoa!  I hope she knows how much she's been missed.

Friday, December 30, 2016

Happy New Year!

Clover Club Cocktail
I'm going to have a busy day tomorrow so I'm doing a quick post without the typewriter.  This being the drinking holiday, I'll mention a little about the Mr. Boston guide.  The drink above was originally going to be a Pink Lady (also good) but I had lemon on hand and decided to try this.  It was good!
I've also had a number of Manhattans, and now what I call a "Toronto" - being a Manhattan made with cheaper Canadian whiskey.
I've also been going through the hot toddy section.  Hot Buttered Rum has been added to lately, probably to raise the price they can charge.
Biggest surprise - Gin Milk Punch.

So drink responsibly and post your favorites below so I can look them up.

Monday, December 19, 2016

There's something you don't see every day

Interesting surprise on shopgoodwill today.  Shipping to me is $75, so I'm out.  But I hope a friend reading this gets it!

Here's the page, while it lasts.

Sunday, December 4, 2016


Many typos - a combination of fatigue and reaching over my cat to type.

Tinkertopia can be found here.  I think I paid about $2.50 for a big roll that's 11" wide, so I am slicing it into 8.5" strips since the carriage isn't that wide.