Tuesday, January 8, 2013
Rhinos also love rare shafts of winter morning sunlight. But, they practically swoon over Torpedo 18 typewriters. What isn't too love? The action is light and snappy. The generic European cursive typeface is very attractive. And besides, Torpedos often come in colors that help the mighty rhino hide from potential predators.
This is a curious feature of most of my cursive/script typewriters: they come in really odd and/or boring color combinations. The Royal Futura has an amazing typeface and is two shades of Borg grey. Almost all Facits are Viking gray, but it is a most boring color for a script machine. The Olympia SM-9 comes in off-white with the dark grey keys.
Could it be that script machine users were trying to keep a low profile? Who knows.
This is a great correspondence typing machine. It came by way of ebay last year. The special paper is from a test series Claire ran on her Christmas Sharpies. She has a routine for testing new pens and pencils. The photos were taken with my new Sony NEX-6. Yes, I am in love with this camera!
Thanks for reading!
Friday, May 25, 2012
Today is Geek Pride Day! It is also the 35th anniversary of Star Wars Episode IV. In some quarters it is Towel Day in celebration of the Hitchhiker's Guide. To celebrate, I have posted some photos of some of my favorite geeky things.
Tuesday, March 27, 2012
Saturday, January 14, 2012
Saturday, December 31, 2011
Sunday, November 13, 2011
Any guesses as to what they will have found in that backpack?
The Torpedo 18 just came out of a box the other day and will need a proper introduction at some time in the future. Except for the normal typeface, it is officially my favorite typing machine. I haven't cleaned or lubed it - totally awesome after coming out of someone's closet after several decades.
|A windy day with leaves blowing everywhere. A part of the photo they are.|
This actually started as a single post through Tuesday typed with the assistance of Olympia! during a power outage. I gave up on marking errors as there were simply too many due to typing in the dark.