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Tuesday, July 31, 2012

breaking news in the Insurgency!

The Central Tacoma Free Radical Media Exchange, to which I donated the Royal All-American last weekend, has begun designing a "semi-religious alcove" for it.  An elevation of commitment to the printed word.  As yet, curiously, no comment on the manifesto I typed up in it as a type sample.

In the comment thread, another friend of the exchange has offered a "pre-war Belgian typewriter that types in script." I may have to meet this guy for a type-in with the KMC guy.


  1. How mysterious, both the alcove and the pre-war Belgian machine...

  2. Ohhh.... I'd love to check this out.

  3. I have my suspicions about that Belgian machine -- sounds like someone's idea of a prank, particularly since script typewriters were very unusual before the war. Still, you never know.

    I recently got an Olivetti ICO with Belgian keyboard, and that arrangement is weird, weird, weird.

    Good place to leave the manifesto. I hope it will get some attention.

  4. I felt the same way, Richard. My own thoughts were more that he knew it had been bought in (or brought from) Belgium but that it was likely a German or Swiss make, and also that people frequently overestimate the ages of typewriters. I suspect it'll turn out to be postwar if it exists at all.


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