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Month – May 2011

The magic of encouraging words…

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 […]

Alphasmart Dana: First Impressions

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 […]

Joining the Alphasmarty ranks?

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 […]

The Tale of Ten Tipsy Trenchermen

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 […]

The IBM Electric Typewriter Catalog (1960)

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 […]

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