Saturday, April 14, 2012

Another Restoration

So, by the picture below you can see that the next machine in my restoration queue is a Smith-Corona. I am in the process of eliminating some of the stickiness in a few of the keys. I have already tried PB Blaster, but there has been little improvement. The next option is a mechanical cleaning with a stiff toothbrush. The schedule for today is light, so I will have some time to devote to getting this one done.

Smith-Corona typewriter

Smith-Corona typewriter

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

A Nice Story

I was going to post a few more pics of the classroom and the kids using typewriters, but I was alerted to this little story that ran in Phoenix Union High School District's newsletter. It's a very nice little story.

Click on the picture for a larger view.

Monday, April 9, 2012

Keeping A Promise

I said that I would post something else about the SG-1 and it's amazing that it's done. It's been a crazy few days, but thinking about typewriters has calmed me down.

Thursday, April 5, 2012

The Beast of Wilhemshaven

I had yet to post photos of the star of the type-in. This is it in all 45-ish pounds of glory.

I have more to tell about this wonderful typewriter, but before I do that I wanted to whet you appetite. needless to say it centers around a mystery and Sydney G. Finch.

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Type-In Leftovers

These were the pages folks were using at the type-in. Some of what is written is meaningful. Some of it is just silliness. Other things are random. It's fun to read none-the-less. Think of these musings as public cooperative poetry.

Sunday, April 1, 2012

Lux et Veritas

I just got wind of this really great article about the Type-In. Click the title below to be whisked away. Make sure to carriage return!

Typewriter enthusiasts gather for Type-In at Lux in Phoenix

I want to thank Megan Finnerty for such a great article. She really asked some great questions and really portrayed the essence of the Type-In.