Yesterday the Typewriter Database hit typewriter gallery #6000 in the relentless march to , well, eventually most of them. If you were there and paying attention to the gallery count in the main menu, you might have noticed something else new:
Yep- new Typewriter Repair School section. I figured out a way to extract high-resolution jpegs out of PDF files using Ghostscript, then spent a week cleaning up, cropping and resizing those jpgs and writing web pages to hold them. The books I chose to do were a set of brochures and manuals covering everything from very basic typewriter care and maintenance to the complete AMES course in typewriter repair from 1945 to 1968 covering all of the major American makes, standards, portables and the old Noiseless. Well, it’s almost complete, because I’ve got a line on a copy of Rocky’s Electric Typewriter Tek-Manual, which is the third book in the trifecta, so that’s coming soonish.
In other TWDB news, I’ve updated a few more antique serial number pages, but the one people are likely to be most excited about is the update to Royal. Wouldja lookit that: