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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.

Thursday, October 6, 2016

Nano prep

I love the look of the Noiseless portable.

The large shaker on the right I recall from my childhood - never in use, always in some cabinet or other.  It may have been a wedding gift in the 1950's.  The small one at left was found at a yard sale for a buck, and is just my size.  I'm considering the fad of in-flight cocktail making for my next trip.  But that cap on top leaks, I may try a rubber ring of some kind.  Above it is the 1946 Old Mr. Boston Bartender's Guide from shopgoodwill. 

Clover Club Cocktail

Thursday, September 29, 2016

By reading these, perhaps I can develop a typewriter bone!

Found in the bins.  Today the Nostradamus turned up. The other is from 1920, found last Summer.

Monday, September 19, 2016

mid-century potions tool

As I await the 1946 edition of the Mr. Boston Baratender's Guide, today the mail brought this jigger measure.  I have no clear idea of how old this is.  Some etsy seller claimed 1940's, but from the documentation it could go two decades either way.

Sunday, September 11, 2016

"I feel like I need to get a typewriter right now."

That's what the girl said as she walked away with her group.  She was the one who typed about going to a baptism.
We were supposed to work registration, but the lead or whatever had us go to the driveway of a hotel nearby and keep the participants from getting creamed.  I had brought the underwood 319 to load up with a registration paper.  With the change in assignment I just put it out on a sturdy post for people to type whatever they felt like.  It was mildly popular.  Some pics may turn up, which I'll post if I can.  My phone was acting up so I didn't get any myself until we got home.

Sunday, September 4, 2016


Close enough.  I do need to address that scanner driver/Win10 issue. 

Sorry, I didn't test it.  I did take home a nice shirt and a new belt.

Here's a manual - oh wait...

In addition to these, there were also an SCM and a Royal.