Weapon of Choice: “Thunderbird 4“, 1968 Mongomery Ward Signature 440T (Brother JP-1) In process of writing a letter to Joe.
While many things are coming apart, there’s a few nice things coming together. (: International Olivetti Valentine survey! Know your machine better & contribute to typewriter history. Gather your data and email it to firstname.lastname@example.org:
1. serial number
3. where was it made? (on back)
4. model name on back?
5. big or small spool covers?
6. little bumps over keyboard?
The Pocket Tigers snuggling my Aceliners. If the current dating theory is proven by further data collection, the grey one is an April 1971, the cream one an April 1986 and the walnut one is the grand-daddy, dating to around 1962-ish.
Protip: The Aceliner Stapler has a hidden compartment for your secret agent needs. A little gentle prying with a penknife between the back foot and the bottom plate will pop it right off, and the plate just snaps right back in with 4 small bumps that fit into 4 indentations stamped into the inside frame. Very stealthy!
In other news, the USA has apparently surpassed 200k dead from the NCV so far, and I felt like that deserved a mention. I seem to recall that number being pretty near the worst case scenario for late summer that a lotta people were laughing at in May. I haven’t got it yet, but there’s still the Fall & Winter Christmas Wishbook of calamity to avoid. One thing you *can’t* get for love nor money in this nation is guns & ammunition – despite heavy production increases by manufacturers store shelves have been bare all Summer and primers are rationed like diamonds. None of that seems much like the makings of the happiness and prosperity that I was hoping to live out in the 21st Century, no siree, Bob…
Here’s five and a half minutes that pretty much sums up my feelings about everything happening outside The Sanctuary lately, from 1982’s “Koyaanisqatsi“: