Monday, April 18, 2011

Blickensderfer Ballyhoo

The only exciting news that I have to share is that a Blickensderfer 7 is on its way to my house. This machine will not make it into the classroom rotation. Instead, it will be on display in the "private collection".

To sate your thirst, I found this Blick 8 instruction manual. While more advanced (and newer) than my Blick, it still make for interesting reading.

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Friday, April 15, 2011

More Typewriters in the News

It may not be a New York Times article, but being from my alma mater makes it even more special.

If you are visiting for the fisrt time, you can find all the old posts archived in the right side-bar.We are nearly wrapping up the project for the 2010-2011 school year. I have learned a lot and I think the students have too. If you are looking for documents describing the foundations of this project please read these posts:

1. The original proposal sent to the nascent typosphere:

2. The Hypothesis:

3. The Process:

4. Some results:

Tuesday, April 12, 2011


As we get closer to graduation, you might be wondering what kind of gift a young high school grad might like. I have a suggestion...

Monday, April 11, 2011

Calling All Sun Devils

If you are an Arizona State University student, faculty, staff, or alumni who loves typewriters, Harmony from the State Press wants to talk to you. You can email her at She is working on an article about the increase in typewriter interest.

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