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Monday, November 18, 2013

Machine language

NO, not that .  Just talking about the typewriters I'm using for NaNo.
Most-used have been:
Olivetti Studio 45
Hermes 3000
Hermes Media until shifting got tiresome - 99% OCR!
Olympia SG-1
and today, Woodstock 5 - surprisingly llight carriage shift.
also used:
Everest K2 carriage shift hurting my hand, otherwise I love it
Underwood 319
Lettera 32 (script, brought to write in by mistake)
Studio 44, needs new ribbon
SM9 needs ribbon
Royal Aristocrat mushy margins (the magic has gone)
Remington Deluxe Model 5 gets stuck at center of line
Triumph DeJur heavy feel
Remington Noiseless fun to use but OCR is not up to needs.

here's the Woodstock

and here's a comparison from the Noiseless & the Woodstock, similar numbers of words, about 300 each.

Sunday, November 10, 2013

Another great write-in

Went to a well-attended write-in at the Sumner branch of the Pierce County Library.  We had fifteen participants, and I got a lot done. 

Yesterday and today were Hermes days.  I used the 3000 a lot of yesterday and then the Media (Pica) scanned so nearly perfectly that I kept using it today.

There is another table over to the right, and a hand-writer joined me at the Rustic table (no outlet)

 On the way home I paused at the River Road Goodwill, and found something of minor interest to Ton and Ted:

I'll stick with my LOGOS, thank you. 

Wednesday, November 6, 2013


Everyone was very welcoming of the typewriter guy at tonight's write-in at a local caffeine hole.

Monday, November 4, 2013

typewriter brigade - activate

I'm busy with NaNoWriMo so posting will be sporadic.  Meanwhile since I have to scan my typescripts anyway I'm posting them on a sister blog,

And yes, it's as bad as you expect.  I may turn commenting off if it gets ugly.

Sunday, November 3, 2013

Can't post - busy

There were about 20-odd novelists at King's Books in Tacoma yesterday.  only one typewriter, but perhaps a quarter were hand-writing.
In case you don't recognize it, this is the 1947 QDL from the clickthing collection.


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