Month – May 2011
The Feds have finally won the case that determined whether or not they could sell off Ted Kaczynski’s stuff, and now it’s all up at auction, including his rather nice black enameled 1930’s Corona Flat-top typewriter. Act now! The auction runs from May 18 to June 2. http://www.flickr.com/photos/usmarshals/sets/72157626579208135/
Man, it’s been awhile since I’ve had to run TEENY.EXE to load a DOS onto a Tandy laptop. Probably the last time I did so was sometime in the 20th century, before I was smart enough to buy TS-DOS on a ROM chip for my T200. I forgot what a pain in the ass it […]
I have finally gotten the seller of the Tandy 200 and Model 100 I aquired some weeks ago to actually ship them. Poor fellow suffers from some sort of public spaces anxiety and was leaving me notes about his heroic attempts to forge the single block between his home and the nearest post office. His […]
Well, the Alphasmart Dana has arrived, and contrary to the Ebay ad, it did have a stylus installed already. And wow, this thing is as clean as a whistle aside from a small school item id# written discreetly on the side with a silver sharpie. C17 is this unit’s designation from its previous owner, and […]
Confession time: I’ve lusted after an Alphasmart Dana pretty much since they came out, but could never really justify dropping a couple hundred bucks on one, and the last time I checked the ‘Bay for them, even the used ones ran about $150 (about a year or so ago). So imagine my surprise and delight […]
Based on the serial numbers and dates I found on Machines of Loving Grace, and the serial number and date supplied by Manual Entry in reply to my last post, I’m going to estimate that my SCM Sterling hybrid Galaxie/Super-5 dates to 1964. I still wish I had good serial number data for SCM machines […]
Another one from the file cabinet of Bill Wahl at Mesa Typewriter Exchange. The IBM Electric Typewriter Catalog of 1960! This one covers the various options and typefaces available on the Model C and Executive Electrics of 1960. If you’re a fan of these early IBM typebar electrics, you should be aware that Bill has […]
PS: This is post #98, I really have been a busy little beaver!
Some Links: The replacement ribbons seem to still be manufactured, and cost about $6 each. The Brother AX-28 Typewriter User’s Manual. (handy for figuring out all the funky functions and modes) Mr. Martin’s Typewriter Museum. Scroll down to see his Brother AX-28. Some Other Links to nifty typewriter news stories I found today: Hoflander: in […]
The Craigslist ad for a $15 Lettera 22 Anyone in the Phoenix area want a 1940’s Royal KMM (or HH, i can’t tell the difference) for $38?
The day after the CIA shoots bin Laden in the head and dumps his corpse in the sea, I’m sensing weird vibes all around. Turns out almost all the planets are lined up and viewable in the morning sky and everyone’s talking about terrorist reprisals. The waves of fear and apprehension infect me as well […]