Sunday, September 28, 2014

September 28, 2014 - Hermes Rocket at 30,000 feet

I did not type, this 1958 Hermes Rocket just made an appearance for the photo. I took it in honor of Richard Polt who dared to type on a plane and was then horrified at the reaction of the passengers around him.

It was unfortunate.

Here's to you Richard - for not only TRYING to spread the good word of the typewriter, but for putting yourself out there on the front lines!

Rumor has it that this classic Hermes was seen somewhere in the skies between Charlotte, NC and San Antonio, TX.

Sunday, September 21, 2014

September 21, 2014 - "Of junk, luminaries and loonies..."

My newly acquired SG-1, lording over my (all too cluttered) desktop.
I love this machine! It makes me feel small.
Not the worst we have, but JUNK. Mark P's "Cookies and Cream" machines beat this by a long shot! Ask him.  :-)

The newest addition to the "permanent" collection that is causing me anxiety. A lovingly used, early L.C. Smith Super Speed, that I will not be able to lay hands on for quite some time. It will be in cold storage in Denver, until I can arrange a trip to/from there.

Sunday, September 7, 2014

7 September 2014 - 1939 Remington Noiseless Model 10

The Noiseless "grasshopper legs" Note how few type slugs are visible!
Trying to work the ribbon into place in this tight space is quite a trick

The paper bale in typing position. Note that there are two rollers that hold the paper to the platen.

Centering Scale

The brown haze on everything - some rust, some smoke, some grime. 
What is left of the branding decals on the back

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

September 2, 2014 - Taste the Rainbow

Working on some mock-ups of possible SCM paint refreshes ... I am digging some of these.

I want to move some SCMs out of our storage space - like some of the Coronamatic machines. I think this might help them appeal to someone whom would otherwise be dissuaded by the crappy subdued awful vomitous 1970's color choices.

What say you? Would colors like these interest you?

*Update 9/3 : added three new colors:

1958 Edsel Ice Green

Lemony Snickers

Orange Julio (don't want to be sued!) :-)

Candy Apple SCM

Granny Smith's Revenge

Electra Electric Blue

Gold Rush
Inviolate Violet

"Lord Vader, your typewriter is ready!"

A shade of Earl Grey

"Honey, grab the gunmetal!"