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Thursday, May 1, 2014

Busy week

 To start with, on Friday I picked up a recent win on shopgoodwill, this one at the big Seattle store.

 Yes indeedy, it's an Empire, a few years older than my Rocket so somewhat different in construction.
I do need to find the repair tutorial for those sprung typebars.

Then on Saturday we went to Portland, to catch the Venice exhibit at the art museum there.  It was fantastic.  I took along the Zephyr Deluxe Pride Line, and didn't know there was a typecast from months earlier still in there.

This typewriter had had a bit of an adventure.  I had checked it into the coat check for the time we were in there, then retrieved it and promptly left it out on a platform outside the museum as we went to lunch, where I discovered the loss.  When we got back, I went inside and they recognized me right away and called lost and found.  He was very interested and impressed with the goodwill price tag too.

Then on Monday, I had some preparations to make.

Dad chose the Royal Aristocrat, first seen in public at the big Snohomish Type-in, where Little Flower Petals borrowed it to win the typing contest.
"Dad" in this case is a design chef who works a few feet away from me.  I think he told me he'd studied literature in college, then somehow got interested in chef training and thrived at it.  College is supposed to get us OUT of foodservice.  I think we're both doing it wrong.  Anyway we talk from time to time about reading and writing and his son is apparently a fire hose of literary creativity.  An opportunity not to be missed, you'll agree.

Apparently the Typewriter was very much appreciated.  Here's what Dad brought me back today.

I think we all know how that feels, kid.  Welcome to the typosphere.


  1. another one recruited to the CAUSE! :D

    PS: that's a very pretty Empire, nice score!

  2. What a wonderful note from Miles!

    1. I agree! Precious.
      And congratulations on the Empire, that's a nice find.

  3. If only my parents had given ME a typewriter at that age.... !

  4. Beautiful gesture, NA! You may have created a writer.
    Just wondering, how's the typing action on an Underwood Leader, anyway? I love the look of them, but am just as interested in how they type.

  5. That one is, in a word, flimsy. It is smooth enough but just doesn't feel solid. I don't know about others but the ribbon reverse gives me trouble on all my Underwood portablesof that age.


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