Month: September 2015
Test Mobile Post #2
Well, the most obvious shortcoming is the lack of good light for the phone camera inside. text is blurry due to the pathetic light. I’m hoping that the phone’s camera can do much better outside. The process of editing and uploading photos is quite easy on the Android phone, even with the relatively tiny screen, […]
Test mobile post 1
Inspired by joe vc’s process post, testing feasibilty of posting typecast by telephone. This is test #1.
This Typecast Brought to You by the Letters: BA-9-I
Nelson Hawks and the American Point System
From May 1985 Upper & Lower Case magazine, the trade magazine of the International Type Corporation
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Crank #1, #2, #3, #4, #5, #6 and #7 – Read at your own risk.
Victor Adding Machine Age List – WOMDA 1973
For Victor Adding Machine freeks, the Victor Serial Number Age List from the Western Office Machine Dealer’s Association 1973 Line Book. Enjoy!
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A Good News Day
There was a man in the land of Uz…
Now when Job’s three friends heard of all this evil that was come upon him, they came every one from his own place; Eliphaz the Temanite, and Bildad the Shuhite, and Zophar the Naamathite: for they had made an appointment together to come to mourn with him and to comfort him. And when they lifted […]
FreeDOS, a free, open-source MS-DOS clone OS Microsoft Word 5.5 for DOS, free download from Microsoft
Rounding out Baby Wedge Week: All The Brother EP Series
Thermal Baby Wedges, boy I’ve sure been on a kick all week and having a lot of fun. For the record, I still haven’t run down a set of batteries – these thermal babies really seem to sip the juice. I poked the only other collector I know of who owns one of these Brother […]
IBM Model 85: A Weird Mashup Indeed
Quick, name an IBM Typewriter that takes normal 96-Character Selectric III typeballs monospaced in 10 and 12 pitch, and *also* prints in proportional spacing using special “round dot” proportional typeballs? Give up? How about if I told you it was a weird mashup of the IBM Selectric III and the Wheelwriter? Yeah, it’s sort of […]
Spot the Typewriter: Avalanches
Can you find the typewriter featured in The Avalanches “Frontier Psychiatrist”?
Fear and Craziness on the Freeways
The *only* bright point in this whole week is that nobody (so far) has been seriously hurt. We can only pray that this doesn’t change.
More thoughts on Thermal Baby Wedges: Ephemeral, Schmephemeral!
Sharp PA-1050 Typewriter – Baby Wedge Week Continues
Sharp PA-1050 Typewriter User Manual
Brother EP-20 Dot-Matrix Portable Typewriter – Welcome to 1983!
I think this kind of typewriter is the portable of the future… – Martin Goldshine, executive vice president of Silver Reed America Inc. (1983) NEW TYPEWRITERS JOIN THE COMPUTER AGE (NY Times, September 1983) Brother EP-20 Typewriter User Manual