Monthly Archives: May 2012

Vacation time

Ahem, we will be out looking for typewriters in the state of Washington next week. However, we will have with us a portable typewriter in case we do not find one immediately at the first thrift store. Should that be the case we will then pull out the backup machine and put down some thoughts about whatever comes to mind. After testing 5 candidates we have decided to go with the Olivetti 22, which defeated the others: Empire Aristocrat, Adler Tippa, Brother 11, Olympia SF. Second place went to the Empire, but it has rather poor print quality, so it lost. The Brother was too loud, as was the Tippa. The Olympia came in last due to it’s too large type. It’s our fond hope to find a Hermes Baby/Rocket asap, with a better print result which could well qualify it for future vacation use. If you see us driving by in a blue Westfalia with BC plates, give us a wave.

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Good Intentions

typing trio

Continue reading

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The Big One

specialty keys

Olympia SG1

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Behemoth and the Insurgents

A Guest Post:

My son and daughter in law came for dinner and I showed them the sea captain’s typewriter. Jess wrote the following tale of a giant wave while we were sitting around waiting for dinner. It fits with the provenance and the fact that she has recently read a book on monster ocean waves. So now the old sea captain’s machine belongs to them, complete with the canvas bag that it came in. Thus the typewriter insurgency is spreading…

the calm before the storm

 

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Nuts to You

The Young Chestnut Tree

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A Swell Affair

the Empress Hotel

the POW

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Bon Voyage

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