It’s beginning to rain, rain, rain – hear the voice of the father, Saying whosoever will come and drink from the water, I will pour out my spirit on my sons and my daughters, If you’re thirsty and dry, lift your hands to the sky, It’s beginning to rain… “The Only Good Bug is a […]
With the release of Issue #110, the Board of Directors and Editor of the Early Typewriter Collectors Association has made good on a promise to offer every issue older than 2 years from publication for free download on the etconline.org website. This presents you with the opportunity to read up on an awful lot of […]
Well, the most obvious shortcoming is the lack of good light for the phone camera inside. text is blurry due to the pathetic light. I’m hoping that the phone’s camera can do much better outside. The process of editing and uploading photos is quite easy on the Android phone, even with the relatively tiny screen, […]
Inspired by joe vc’s process post, testing feasibilty of posting typecast by telephone. This is test #1.
From May 1985 Upper & Lower Case magazine, the trade magazine of the International Type Corporation
Crank #1, #2, #3, #4, #5, #6 and #7 – Read at your own risk.
For Victor Adding Machine freeks, the Victor Serial Number Age List from the Western Office Machine Dealer’s Association 1973 Line Book. Enjoy!
Now when Job’s three friends heard of all this evil that was come upon him, they came every one from his own place; Eliphaz the Temanite, and Bildad the Shuhite, and Zophar the Naamathite: for they had made an appointment together to come to mourn with him and to comfort him. And when they lifted […]
FreeDOS, a free, open-source MS-DOS clone OS Microsoft Word 5.5 for DOS, free download from Microsoft
Thermal Baby Wedges, boy I’ve sure been on a kick all week and having a lot of fun. For the record, I still haven’t run down a set of batteries – these thermal babies really seem to sip the juice. I poked the only other collector I know of who owns one of these Brother […]
Quick, name an IBM Typewriter that takes normal 96-Character Selectric III typeballs monospaced in 10 and 12 pitch, and *also* prints in proportional spacing using special “round dot” proportional typeballs? Give up? How about if I told you it was a weird mashup of the IBM Selectric III and the Wheelwriter? Yeah, it’s sort of […]
Can you find the typewriter featured in The Avalanches “Frontier Psychiatrist”?
The *only* bright point in this whole week is that nobody (so far) has been seriously hurt. We can only pray that this doesn’t change.
Sharp PA-1050 Typewriter User Manual
I think this kind of typewriter is the portable of the future… – Martin Goldshine, executive vice president of Silver Reed America Inc. (1983) NEW TYPEWRITERS JOIN THE COMPUTER AGE (NY Times, September 1983)
Briar Levit on making Graphic Means from Briar Levit on Vimeo.
The font elements for Selectrics come in 3 basic types: First Generation (Rabbit Ear): 1961 to about mid-60’s. 88-Character Selectric I/II elements only. These are the simplest design, just a bent wire held in place by a plastic half-cap. You pinch the rabbit ears to open. Delightfully easy and super-durable. They almost never break. Why […]
Hey, it’s been a slow summer, so when an email comes in promising a high-dollar job for what looks like simple HTML formatting of existing content, I give it consideration despite the prospective client’s atrocious command of the language. Not *much* consideration, though. Sounds suspiciously like a certain Nigerian dialect common to form letters distributed […]