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Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Monday, August 29, 2011

hodgepodge


click the typewritten image to link to the article




Sunday, August 28, 2011

Hard hearted

somehow i failed to get a pic of the galaxie xii
but this one had the matching green platen

left this one in the bin still mildly interesting


underwood leader



  
peculiar provenance-camshaft sticker


Saturday, August 27, 2011

bin survey

The bins were full of electrics this Saturday, but the trickle of mid-century Underwoods also continued.
Let's have a look-see:



upside-down, as I often find them

not bad only a couple of sticky keys

after this I went to the regular goodwill store, and they had an interesting-looking Adler case

So why did it have a Smith-Corona electric inside?



Wednesday, August 24, 2011

disjointed typecast

 My wife found this set below that belonged to her great aunt.  The long one is a mechanical pencil but I can't figure out the short one.  I think they are to be connected by a chain, but what then I don't know.
interesting set, anyway.






Sunday, August 21, 2011

Underwood Champion




I didn't think to get a pic until I had rewound the ribbon.

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Script Frenzy? I guess that name is taken

Cursives, foiled again!   When I picked up my third script typer in as many weeks, I decided to do a roller call of all of them.  Enjoy!   I made several typos for your added amusement.  The Olivetti and Hermes typefaces look nearly the same to me except for spacing.


Friday, August 19, 2011

left on the shelf

I had a bunch of pictures from the week in shopping left on the phone, so it's time to share them.
this caught my eye - I had never seen a transparent plastic wedge before

I tend to take pics of electrics that are NOT wedges.  Here's a Royal



this Royal adder was next to the safari - adder, safari?  If it was a snake it would've bitten me!

couldn't get a non-reflective angle on these two.  The antique store wanted $265 for the Oliver and $69 for the Remington


Just saw this today, it fits in with the discussion elsewhere.  I would  enjoy playing with these but i don't need the heartache when they fail or I can't get parts, etc.

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