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Sunday, December 29, 2013

outing without my own typewriter

Today we went up to Seattle (because we know where we can park free along a bike trail) and had a nice ride.

At the locks we saw a few birds.

heron nests


Then across the Fremont bridge, we found the Saturday market, and sure enough there was a typewriter poet operating.  I didn't get a chance to chat, he had a line of customers.

Note the patch on his shoulder.  The shirt in the foreground was for sale in the booth next door.

Monday, December 23, 2013

outing and my stapler.

Ribbon needs replacement.

And to cap things off, here is my entry in the stapler fixation meme.
It's called a Presto Deluxe from the 50's I think. It takes an odd-size refill, of which it has only a few left.  I have seen them on ebay, however, should I become desperate.  Silly me - had I but known I could have photographed the flotilla of staplers we had at work after our office remodel.  We each had our own, plus there were five strays, of varying sizes.  Most are gone now, borrowed by visitors I think.  It was funny while it lasted.

Sunday, December 22, 2013

blast from the past

I got an email that I had a balance on from sales of a stamp I made up for typewriter month in 2011.

Despite the thousands of positive reviews (?!?), my royalties don't even amount to enough to cut a check (or even buy a coffee).

So I'll take this as a reminder that Typewriter month is fast approaching and perhaps even make a new one.

Friday, December 20, 2013


I found a box of my books downstairs.  I'm already reading "The Man With the Golden Gun" from the Bond collection that I picked up at thrift stores in the 80s. That one had a Goodwill tag on it for nineteen cents.
Next I'll probably open that Shell Scott, they were pretty amusing as I recall. Very over-the-top.

As you can see I have a lot of Fred Hoyle as well.  Hard Sci-fi.
I also found a bunch of Robert Anton Wilson.  I wonder how I'll respond to him on rereading.

Saturday, December 14, 2013

Tales from the Script

This is the Script-keeper, welcome to my Sriptorium.  Mu-ha-ha-ha.
As it turns out, the clerk gave me a flat rate of $5 rather than selling it by weight.  They used to be about $7.
A17 152605 (second character not particularly readable, I'm guessing)
non-magical margins

Here's the Safari I had already.  I will keep this and sell the Aristocrat.
5A6 306030

Magic Margins, and note the difference in the paper handling in front of the platen.

Saturday, December 7, 2013

underwood 18

While I had it out, I made a type sample and added a gallery to the typewriter database.


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