I am taking April off from Disperser Tracks, from reading blogs, from Facebook, from Twitter, and from the Internet in general. I plan to return (virtually) live on May 1st.
Meanwhile, I scheduled a few posts (like this one) to go live during April . . . like a blog heartbeat of sorts.
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We have not done so for some time now, but we used to visit antique stores pretty regularly. I’ve mentioned before that old typewriters are (apparently) quite sought out.
Perhaps it’s the Snowden effect . . . rumor has it that once he defected to Russia, their secret agencies quit using computers and storage devices and instead reverted back to manual typewriters for their “secret stuff”.
No wonder they are going at a premium.
I had a hard time envisioning the mechanism for the above just by looking at the photo. This other one, a similar model, had me finally figuring out how it would work. Still, I would love to see it work . . . I should have tried it when I was there but was too busy snapping the photo.
Most of the typewriters I see are in pretty good shape, relatively speaking.
. . . some, less so.
It looks to me some of the letters have gone missing.
Another machine that interested me . . .
A stenograph . . . They have not changed much, except that these days they have a small screen. I wonder if it would be faster and easier typing on one of those.
I think everyone should have one of these at home, and not just politicians and people in power.
In case you can’t read the label . . . it’s a paycheck maker.
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