Month: November 2013
The Original Trav-L-Bar by Ever-Wear, Chicago
2013 11 25
1951 Royal Quiet De Luxe finds a home in The Press Room
Replace the carriage string in your 1950’s Smith-Corona Silent!
Well, someone asked, so I mocked up the process in step-by-step photos. Enjoy! Smith-Corona Super-5 Series Repair Manual for Sterling, Silent, Clipper, Super-Silent Floating Shift typewriters.
More Selectrics, a Curious Olivetti, An Ursula and a mini typewriter hunt with Key Snap!
The Typewriter Database Report: 11-15-2013
oz.Typewriter: Rarity and Desirability of Typewriters
I Have a Dream!
Selectric Typehunt II – The Quickening
Selectric Typehunt on Ebay – Forms 1 striken from the wantlist! (Calligraphy 96 sighted)
27 High-res Typesamples from ProfessorC’s extensive collection of Selectric Type Elements
Fellow collector and Selectric enthusiast ProfessorC volunteered to type out samples of a number of GP and IBM type elements on his carbon-ribbon Selectrics and scan them in at high-resolution. Many of these are not shown with type samples in the GP/DSC catalogs, so now we know what these fonts look like. The versions I’m […]
Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, we love you!
Selectric Model 72 Ribbon Tips, Plus A Lettera Makeover!
GP Hendrix Gothic Selectric Type Element (red cap, 10/12 pitch)
Oh, I actually looked it up in the DSG Catalog, and that particular characterset is French Canadian.
DSG IBM Selectric Type Element Catalog – Type Styles
I would guess that DSG is what GP turned into later in it’s history, as this is an updated catalog, newer than the one I just posted. This comes from the collection of Bill Wahl at MTE. Note that I have now collected all of the Typewriter Typestyles posts into one category: Typewriter Typestyles/Fonts
GP IBM Selectric Typeball Catalog – Font Styles
I can’t remember where I got this – probably from the Golfball Typewriter Yahoo group, which is a great resource for finding out about the rich and interesting world of Selectrics. Note that my GP “Calligraphy” ball is listed in this catalog, and there’s a few others I’ll be looking for now too: Headline, Contempo, […]