Weapon of Choice: 1957 Tower Commander #5AT635929 Had to move the year’s Correspondence out of a binder and into a file drawer. This might last another few of months. Weapon of Choice: “Eugene” 1970 Webster XL-747 #L0944386 Boomer wants to rub on letters too!
Here’s where I start when trying to identify the typeface on a Smith-Corona typewriter, and where I’m most successful in getting an ID. This PDF got passed to me almost a decade ago, but I’m not sure from where. Sadly, it’s a very dark, low-contrast scan, and not much can be done about it. The […]
Weapon of Choice: “Uncanny Valley” 2022 Midjourney Roboto BSAN Yeah – not exactly what I’m looking for. It’s kinda fez-like, but strong Jackie O vibes, and if that’s the best you can do, then you don’t know what one is.. There we go – no robot can steal as well as a human with Photoshop. […]
An excellent reference for especially pre-WW2 Remington typefaces. Much more than just a listing of faces, including what machines certain faces can be found on, what keyboards they were matched with, possible letter spacings and line heights, plus a special section on Noiseless types.
When I am working on identifying a typeface with the slug markings “R” or “AR”, or if the markings are not provided, I will make my first lookup in the “1928 RaRo A-B” catalog, which contains the typeface offerings of the Alfred Ransmayer & Albert Rodrian foundry as of 1928. These typefaces show up very […]
Weapon of Choice: “Mothra” 1972 IBM Selectric Composer #5016537 Typefaces of Choice: IBM Composer T-8-M Theme 8-Point Medium, Chart Pak Deca-Dry 24-Point Franklin Gothic Condensed, 3M 42-Point Mercator Bold.
Havana Jack’s Cafe, Florida
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2004 HP Pavilion DV4307cl – a WinXP Powerbox! (: The Stampin’ Box is gettin’ pretty full again.
Weapon of Choice: “Dr. Lizardo” 1973 IBM Selectric II #26 1220365
Weapon of Choice: “Thunderbird 4” 1968 Montgomery Ward Signature 440T #C8899610 I chopped down a dozen more sheets from the ream of Wausau 70# Matte Coated Text paper I had saved back from the 90’s for the EDCN, and got curious as to whether I’d be able to find another ream when this one gets […]
Weapon of Choice: “Thunderbird 2” 1968 Montgomery Ward Signature 440T #B8860433 Obligatory Desk Cat Boomer basks in the warmth of my old vertical monitor.
Weapon of Choice: “Tex” 1957 Underwood De Luxe #AG2859328
Weapon of Choice: 1986 Canon Typestar 4 #Q12013213
Weapon of Choice: 1962 Groma Kolibri N #N43143
Weapon of Choice: 1971 Royal (Silver-Seiko) Sprite #NM 1113791 Fisher Space Pen refill cartridge (.7mm with G2 Converter) vs OHTO PG-105NP Needlepoint Gell (.5mm) Typewriter Club Live 2023-01-15 Yeah, the Schmidt DSM 2006 doesn’t fit in either the plastic barrel Jotter or the full Stainless one, spring in or out. I’ve seen video reviews of […]
Weapon of Choice: “Jubal Harshaw” 1956 Olympia SM3 #785328 What’s a Correspondent?
Weapon of Choice: 1946 Royal Quiet De Luxe #A-1218244 Testing out all of my working Jotter refills. All .07 ball points, I’m afraid. I ordered a pack of .05 Gels and a .05 mechanical pencil converter, which I’ll likely switch to. Some useful links on dating a Parker Jotter. There’s apparently some info out there […]
Time to make improvements to the back cover of the EDCN! (: Weapon of Choice: “Moneypenny” 1948 Royal Quiet De Luxe #A-1551567 I want the back cover to fold back flat and offer more room to store typed-on pages, so we need to add a single-bend, 1/2″ section to the bind end and re-punch. Bonus: […]
Weapons of Choice: EDCN & Thunderbird 2 – Inner cover of my new EDCN, with Woodgrain Linoleum cover inspired by Joe Van Cleave.. Joe Van Cleave’s Prong EDCN Making the Pen Loop out of black card stock. This will attach to the right edge of the cover. I started with ta cover with a single […]
Weapons of Choice: EDCN & Thunderbird 2 I’m pretty sure the original owner bought this CD Stomper kit, cut off the UPC code and sent that in for a rebate. Remember when practically everything you bought at Frys’ Electronics had a Rebate Offer that required you to send in the UPC code from the product […]
Weapon of Choice: “Thunderbird 2” 1968 Montgomery Ward Signature 440T #B8860433 First EDCN to give away gets the blue marbled paper that was lining the envelope of T.C.’s stationery. Repurposed as the inner cover. I ended up deciding to send this one to T.C. because of course. Life Goals: Personal Backyard Tiki Bar. Second EDCN […]
Weapon of Choice: “Cadwallader” 1963 Olympia SM7 #2335640
Paper System of Choice: Munk’s EDCN “Every Day Carry Notebook V.2” Weapon of Choice: “Thunderbird 2” 1968 Montgomery Ward Signature 440T #B8860433 Back Cover Right Edge, protected by Pen Loop. Pen Loop sized for Sakura Pigma Micron drafting pens. Left (back) edge, protected by Tyvek spine cover. Open writing position, cover folded behind. Interior divider […]
Weapon of Choice: “Jubal Harshaw” 1956 Olympia SM3 #785328 Ruling out the cut lines on covers and interior sheets. My original Correspondence Log. My new Correspondence log with pre-printed internal sheets. Required size to fit in the Log Pocket of my Correspondence Binder. Chop-chop! This vintage photo paper chopper is much heavier-duty than modern plastic […]
Leoben likes the cut of Jubal’s Jib! Weapon of Choice: “Jubal Harshaw” 1956 Olympia SM3 #785328
Weapon of Choice: “Jubal Harshaw” 1956 Olympia SM3 #785328 1956 Olympia SM3 #785328 (Hunter Teresa C’s collection) So the Typewriter Gods decided that a gifted Hot Rod Typewriter in swirly purple & silver wasn’t an amazing enough way to end out the 2022 Typewriter Hunting Season. I know, that’s pure crazy talk, but here’s the […]
Weapon of Choice: “Wonka” 1960 Royal Diana #DTP 117054 I have been a very good boy this year, and haven’t purchased a single typewriter – in keeping with my desire to slim the herd down to 50 or less. I’ve even set aside two of my collection to give away to other collectors that I […]
I set aside a bit of a rainy Saturday to savor the “Guth’s Time in Texas” mixtape and write a Correspondence Episode reply to the sender. Weapon of Choice: “Richard The Deep Breather” 1925 Corona 4 #H506286 Guth said something about being rusty at mixtapin’, but it doesn’t show here in “Guth’s Time in Texas […]
Weapon of Choice: “Thunderbird 2” 1968 Montgomery Ward Signature 440T #B8860433 It’s been a bit since I’ve browsed through Muse Technical’s Department store catalog archive, but the other night someone asked about an 80’s-era Penncrest machine on the FB – and that set me to looking at the archive again. What I’ve found is that […]
Weapon of Choice: “Tony” 1960 Olivetti Lettera 22 #749402 Gerren’s Lettera 22 Video: UPDATE: Currently Gerren is re-editing his video to fix some technical issues – I’ll re-link to the new one when he’s finished. In the meantime, here’s some pics of that escapement adjustment: What you will be doing is loosening the locknut that […]
Weapon of Choice: “Easy” 1964 Hermes 3000 #3246817 The green Bell Trimline? That’s going to S.K. to complete her Hermes 3000 Office. (:
Weapon of Choice: “Indy” 1959 Tower Chieftain III #3YT167056 Zipper pull tabs from one of the Sunset Library Type-Ins. Indy’s already pretty full of stickers on the case. :D Discount code I used at Rubberstamps.com: “THANKYOU15” for 15% off your order!
Weapon of Choice: “Dr. Lizardo” 1973 IBM Selectric II #26 1220365 Carter’s Blue Pencil Carbons found at a thrift for a couple bucks for a full box of 50. And so now I have reason to fire up the Neo again, just to check the battery, which is still at 100% after months since I […]