Thank You

“Thank You”

Thank you for the past 8 years.

Eight years of equality and justice.

Eight years of progress and reform.

We now have more people with healthcare

then 8 years ago.

We now have marriage equality for all.

For this I thank you.

Thank You, Obama.

Thank You

A royal Royal

Last week I ventured out to Alliance, OH to purchase this typewriter.IMG_0328.JPG

A 1933 Royal 10 with decimal tabulator. This is the third incarnation with segment shift. It was missing one of the windows when I got is so my other royal 10 became a donor for now.

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I have also been cleaning up this Underwood 5 from 1915 for a local shop.

Here are two new typewriters that have not arrived yet.

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A family Friend said they had a old typewriter they wold like to give me. It is this LC Smith no 5. I do not know when I will receive it (they live far away). but next time they are in town they will bring it by.

I have also purchased one of my wish list typewriters. A LC Smith Super-Speed. Readers that have visited The Typewriter Database may know that I already own a super speed with a 5cpi typeface that was rescued from the keychopper scrap heap. As that one is a large typeface machine and is missing they keys (always looking for a parts machine). I have wanted a standard typeface one for a long time. It should arrive sometime this week.

A royal Royal

Remington 7: part 2

The Remington 7 is complete.

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It is back to operational status after a quick two day cleaning.

I have decided to put a up a photo of a machine that I got at Hermans but have not said anything about.

My 1897 Smith Premier 2

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I have neglected to post anything on it as I am. waiting on the arrival of some parts for it as the carriage frame is cracked in half. I have glued the current carriage frame but it is warped and because of that the carriage will not work properly.

 

 

Remington 7: part 2

Mystery Part Identity

Remember the part from yesterday

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What it is is the pinion gear and starwheel from the 1907 Remington 7.

I am in the process of restoring this machine like it deserves as it needs the 109 years of crud removed. It’s quite a job.

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As you can see the typebar hoop has been polished along with the typebars. There is new felt in the hoop as well.

Mystery Part Identity

Remington Vertical Adder Model – 21

This is one of the typewriters I bought at Herman’s this year. The 1920s Remington Vertical Adder Model – 21.

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I have purchased it from Connor Brumfield. When I bought it the adding function did not work, so I brought it out to the back porch repair session at Herman’s. Where me and a few others tried in vain to get the adding mechanism working to no avail.

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When I got back I managed to get it mostly working but the 6 keys still is frozen. It will also have to have the feed rollers redone at some point.

 

Remington Vertical Adder Model – 21