Monthly Archives: October 2012

The Visitor

When my friend came to visit from California, I had to show him my typewriters. Then I forced him to write something, which he did. I then edited it for the blog. Then he forced me to watch the World Series. He now knows the difference between an Olivetti and an Olympia, I think… but I still can’t understand baseball. I have to admit it’s a lot more interesting if you drink a few beers though.

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Could Be Worse

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Come Back 1957!

1957 Chevrolet Belair

ad from 1957 Popular Mechanics

the truth about car ownership – November 1957 – Popular Mechanics

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Gravity

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October 20, 2012 · 9:52 am

And the Anvils Sing

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Typewriter Mechanix Illustrated

Olympia Traveler

Olympia SF

MORE PHOTOS HERE:

The SF segment – note the deep indents made by the nubs prior to grinding. These nubs prevented the heads from striking the paper hard enough to make a strong impression.

The “nubs” on the SF after grinding down

SM3 with tape and foam added to cushion the typebars at impact

detail of SM3 with tape and foam to absorb some of the excessive head speed.

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Travellin’ Time

A Traveler from Sarajevo

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