Excitement and Delight! Fresh Rubber! Musty Books!

Weapon of Choice: “Cadwallader”, 1963 Olympia SM7 #2335640

A Typer’s Dozen: Ted Munk @ The Typewritemosphere


Casting Urethane Typewriter Feet:

Joe shows off his Goody Package from Bill M. in a recent Typewriter Club Live!

Little library of Typewriter Care & Repair.

Wait.. are those SM-7 feet in that little baggie??

Updated: February 15, 2021 — 12:28 am


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  1. Those are some very impressive looking printed instructions that you’re providing with your cast rubber feet (of course the feet are nice looking too)! Much respect.

    I’m of the opinion that you and Joe are certainly worthy of receiving such great care packages.

    As far as the rest of the post goes, um WOW — extremely cool!

    Happy scanning Ted.

    1. Oh, hey – you know how I answered that last question in your survey? *bang* same week, got exactly that. One calls into the Universe, and the Universe answers “Yeah, why not?” :D

  2. Great post. You have a lot of scan work ahead of you.
    I look forward to reading them.
    Very nice instructions on installing the feet.

    H3k feet are always welcomed.

    Do you still have your EP-20?

    1. Yes, I do – and an EP-22 which is the same but adds a serial port.

      Also, Lucky you! I have 3 sets of HP2-58; one black, one Wizard Smoke Grey (same pour as my SM-3 feet) and one set in dark Maroon (overpour for a set of feet I made for a maroon SM3). I’ve been leaning towards doing all black from now on (color matching is hard) so these hotrod colors may become quite rare and collectible. :D

  3. Good stuff all around!

    Those Olympia case feet do look intricate. One thing I’ve done to replace them is take some lengths of automotive tubing, slit them open lengthwise, and simply slip them into the slots for feet. They look different, of course, but they do the job.

    1. Oooh, you should do a blog post demonstrating that. I bet a lot of people would be satisfied with that solution.

  4. Wonderful to see your child-like glee! And your bottomless generosity to the Typewriter Community. Thanks for always being an advocate of Typewriter Club LIVE. It’s greatly appreciated.

    1. TCL feels to me like the very early Typosphere. There’s a freshness and coziness there that I enjoy being a part of. Plus I like the interconnectedness and synchronicity of mixing video conversations into my blog posts, for those interested in the deeper dive. (:

  5. I’m curious about your Soviet era art work, especially the pictures of the Young Pioneers with their red kerchiefs. My mother was Russian and she was captured by the Germans during the battle of Kharkov and transferred to Germany as a slave laborer. She had been a member of the Young Pioneers and was very proud of it her entire life. We came to the U.S. in 1951, but she remained Russian in her heart until her death. Anyway, I think of her whenever I’m on your blog and see your choice of posters.

  6. You’re literally worked off your feet! Impressed and intrigued indeed! ;)

  7. Rev T, I admit that I haven’t spent much time reading other blogs for quite a while now. Life has indeed been busy.
    But I thought I’d post a quick comment to commend you on the staggering amount of work you do for the typosphere.
    Well done!
    Hope you’re well, stay safe!

  8. Let no one say
    His feet were clay!

  9. I am excited about the new musty books that you may be scanning.

    I’ve been a little out of the loop, but do you have an online shop for your feets and cast resin parts (eg carriage release levers)?

    1. I gave up on resin, couldn’t find one that would stand up to abuse. I do rubber feet only now, but no store. It’s handcrafty enough that it’s all word of mouth.

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