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Type Talk » Recent Acquisitions Thread » 23-3-2013 18:35:00

HaroldB
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My first, and only so far, arrived this week : "Brother Correction 100".  Needs a new ink-tape and the E key has a slight bend, but other wise in great shape for it's age.
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Type Talk » Most Beautiful Typewriters » 22-3-2013 21:13:23

HaroldB
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Much like the appreciation of what makes a "beautiful woman", beauty is indeed in the eye of the beholder.

Many 60-70's machines are light, sleek and effcient, that can be admired and loved by some.   While the classic lines of a 40-50's Smith-Corona machine have a cool RETRO beauty too.  Simple yet complex machinery of the early machines is certainly historically attractive.   Lot's of choices for all http://cdn.boardhost.com/emoticons/smile.png

Type Talk » What type of a collector are you? » 22-3-2013 20:42:21

HaroldB
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Well, the little Brother (Japanese ?) 100 Correction arrived in dirty but otherwise good shape.  Once I put a new ink tape, I can see how well it really types.
My main interest is having working manual "writing machines" should the power go off for more than a couple days.  Being able to communicate to neighbors/community via the typed word, not my scribble handwriting. 

So, not your regular collector.   But, since I love things mechanical, I may be hooked.

I've got a 1954'ish Smith Corona Super Silent 5 on it's way now http://cdn.boardhost.com/emoticons/love.png

Type Talk » New Member Thread » 22-3-2013 20:28:59

HaroldB
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Wow, I'd not heard of the Adler "The Writing Machine" book before.   Looking on-line, the prices are over my pay grade.

Type Talk » What type of a collector are you? » 16-3-2013 01:16:17

HaroldB
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I'm still waiting for my 1st "Real" typewriter in 30 years to arrive -  who knows what this might start?

Type Talk » New Member Thread » 16-3-2013 00:13:56

HaroldB
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Hi,
I live in WA state's capitol of Olympia and have always loved "things mechanical".  I've learned how to type in High School, 1968'ish, on a manual and now I've won an old Brother 100 Correction.   I'll need to ask questions after it arrives.

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