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Off-Topic » What hobbies do you have? » 21-9-2017 14:56:58

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I fly-fish, collect bamboo and fiberglass rods and turn of the century fly reels, hunt, shoot trap, collect first editions and vintage photographs, film cameras, records and briar pipes. I'm a writer and only use typewriters. I read and correspond obsessively.

Maintenance & Repairs » Help with Facit TP2 » 06-9-2017 14:35:59

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Schyllerwade put me on the right path. I looked at the escapement slot in the back, where there are two small levers flanking it. I fiddled with them, using a small knife, and the right one clicked, engaging the margins. Really glad this one got fixed (thanks, guys!): it's a really nice machine with beautifully crisp typeface. 

Portable Typewriters » Info needed on Erika 5 » 06-9-2017 11:45:04

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I just received one in excellent condition: platen is good and it types beautifully in pica. Unexpectedly, the keyboard is QWERTY. Is this uncommon? Not much about them out there.

Maintenance & Repairs » Help with Facit TP2 » 02-9-2017 11:30:37

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Yep: they won't stay--goes right past them.

Maintenance & Repairs » Help with Facit TP2 » 01-9-2017 12:48:45

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Soucek, good question. I'll fiddle with it.

Maintenance & Repairs » Help with Facit TP2 » 01-9-2017 11:20:47

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Worked fine when I got it, but now the margins don't work. I have a feeling this is an easy fix, but I still haven't figured it out. Any suggestions? I tried the tab lever and the one on the other side.

Maintenance & Repairs » Help with Olympia Filia » 01-8-2017 13:55:20

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When I got it, the space bar advanced, but didn't move most of the time when I hit the keys. I also wondered why there isn't a return lever. Then I started playing with the levers on the back, on both sides. I must have screwed it up, because now the carriage doesn't advance and won't engage. I suspect those levers on the side are for margin stops or tabs, but am not sure. Can anybody help?

The World of Typewriters » Second poetry collection now available » 23-7-2017 16:06:33

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I owe a lot to typewriters. In fact, if I hadn't resumed using them, this collection probably wouldn't have come about. Writing with typewriters makes me want to write more. My method is to rewrite what I have, add and delete, rewrite, retype and so on until I get a first draft. Then I put the poem aside after a second or third draft, and rework it again until it's satisfactory. 

The World of Typewriters » Second poetry collection now available » 22-7-2017 14:13:19

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After nearly two years of work, I published the digital edition of The Elastic Dome, by Edwin Feliu, on Kindle for $1.99 per download. I think this is my best work so far. My first collection, Postcards From The Tattooed Man's Chest, was released in 2007. All the poems were typewritten, and some appear in a small book I offer here, Type Set, which is also my handle. Several poems talk about typewriters and the writing life. The book features 43 poems or so. Seventy were written in a six-month period, and I chose what I consider the best. Several were published in different national reviews. My goal for this edition is to have 50 or more downloads, and at least 50 more for the print edition, which will be available later in the year. Check my website, eafeliupoetry.com, for updates. That blog has typewriter reviews, prose and other writings. There will be a formal announcement of the launch later during the week, along with updates on web-related promotions and virtual book tours. Please help me achieve my goal: it's not about the money, of course, but about getting the work in as many hands as possible. 

Edwin Feliu
edwincito@yahoo.com

Maintenance & Repairs » Triumph Perfekt with broken drawband » 13-7-2017 14:22:54

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Great advice--thank you! Yes, that's what it looks like. I will try this repair. That was very helpful: thanks for taking the time to write such a detailed response.

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