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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.


  1. Thanks for this list. As a newbie, I'm still curious about which typewriters would work well for everyday use, and even short comments like yours help. Your comparison of the typing samples is interesting. It can be hard to get a sense of size from most typecasts.

    Also, if you don't mind, what do mean by the abbreviation 'OCR'?

  2. {\rtf1\ansi\ansicpg1252
    {\fonttbl\f0\fnil\fcharset0 ArialMT;}

    \f0\fs26 \cf2 \cb3 \expnd0\expndtw0\kerning0
    \outl0\strokewidth0 \strokec2 I started off using my Royal Arrow USB Typewriter, but then switched entirely to my brown and green Smith Corona Silent.\
    I type away from home, and this one is one of my quietest and smoothest typers}


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