For those who have asked, and any others interested in the Type-O-Graph’s unique typewriting action:
Month: November 2016
Pencil tips for the Type-O-Graph!
Well, I’ll call the “lead test” a success – and with that concept proven, it seems all you’d really need to build new *pencil* tips is a bit of rigid plastic tube of exactly the right diameter (I’ll need to borrow a micrometer and mic out the dimensions of the original pen cartridge) with a […]
The Handwriting, Drawing Typewriter: Brother Type-O-Graph BP-30, with User Manual!
You know, there’s just something that really jazzes me about these little Brother mini-typewriters from the early 1980’s – maybe it’s the inventiveness that Brother showed in trying out so many really unique ways of re-engineering the mechanics of the way a typewriter works – that kind of inventiveness in the typewriter industry really only […]
In Search Of: Clarence Leroy “Rocky” Jones
If you study typewriter history, especially the history of typewriter repair, you are certain to encounter the name “Rocky Jones” at some point. “Rocky” is something of a vague legendary figure in collector circles, mostly in reference to books that collectors cannot find because they are so rare. This past week, I endeavored to find […]
let’s take a little trip to 1963: Olympia/ITC letterhead & SM Cases and Tools
I dunno about you, but I could use a palate cleanser after last night’s bitter swallow. I’ll console myself with scanning some Olympia parts manuals, here’s some pretty stuff from what’s scanned so far… well, that tool list shows why it’s so tough to get at some of the important adjustment points in an SM. […]
TWDB blasts past 6000 Galleries, and adds a new Repair Manual section!
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 […]