It’s been awhile since I checked my Spam folder in WordPress, so I was surprised to see 3 comments on my article on Ames going out of business that had ended up in my spam list, but were legit replies (probably because they were new posters who put links in the post). “Peter Short says: […]
Month: May 2012
Two Coronas, one with matching fingernail polish
Corona Portables: dates of manufacture
Here’s another line chart that I’ve found to be more useful than the info on TW-DB for certain models of Smith-Corona machines. For Corona models 1-4 I generally refer to this chart, but for later models up to 1960, this NOMDA chart is very handy:
Type-Off: 1957 Underwood Golden Touch vs. 1949 Royal Quiet De Luxe
Ask Not For Whom The Typewriter Bone Tingles: It Tingles For Me!
BTW, I’m a total space case – the proper term for the DuPont finishes for these Coronas is “DUCO” not “Decco“, Hlur.
Where will we get our Typewriter Platens re-covered now?
Several people who have recently sent their typewriter platens for re-covering by Ames Supply have received this letter, along with the platens and feed rollers they’ve sent in (sometimes, luckily, already re-done!) Ames Supply Company Since 1902 May 1st, 2012 To our Valued Customer: We regret to inform you that after 110 years in business, […]
Wine of the Devil and The Typewriter Repair Manual
Underwood Portable Typewriter Serial Number List
Cameron down at Living in the Woods asked today for some date of manufacture info about his Underwood Universal, and mentioned that he couldn’t find any info in the usual sources. I looked it up in my homemade line book, composed of printouts from scans I’ve made of various paper sources, and found a good […]