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The World of Typewriters » Typewriters in the Movies » 21-1-2015 06:47:29

Kasper
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I just checked, and I have one of those!! (Groma Kolibri).  I bought it in Berlin as a present to myself when I had my first solo exhibition there.  It really is very flat, good to know that I can hide it under some floorboards...

Type Talk » Russian/Cyrillic Typewriters » 02-8-2014 15:30:35

Kasper
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A friend of a friend came across this nice Russian typewriter and gave it to me as a present... Didn't have cause to use it for a while though and when I opened it recently, was a little bit dismayed to see it growing a lot of mould on the keys so I'll have to clean it with some alcohol.  Lovely typewriter though but amazingly heavy for a 'portable'...
https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3804/14292759674_eb971433f3_c.jpg
https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5486/14106636158_50ba975026_c.jpg

The World of Typewriters » Typewriters in the Movies » 02-8-2014 15:13:54

Kasper
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Wow, you're welcome!  Really glad you enjoyed it... I still remember who introduced me to Raymond Chandler, so it's always nice to make a successful recommendation!

Type Talk » Mystery key with six dots » 22-6-2014 05:02:38

Kasper
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Darn, I don't think I've got one typewriter with that key... it looks like it would be very useful in my artwork, I love a good dot-matrix... right, I've got something new to look out for!

Maintenance & Repairs » New spool nuts... » 22-6-2014 04:55:14

Kasper
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Apologies for the poor quality photo but this was just taken on my phone in a dark studio...
https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5490/14292415079_973ddb8ce4_c.jpg

Maintenance & Repairs » New spool nuts... » 22-6-2014 04:53:37

Kasper
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Hi folks,  I just wanted to share this picture of two new spool nuts that my step-dad very kindly machined for me.  He's a keen amateur horologist so has a watch-maker's lathe, and I thought he'd be up for the job.  The nuts are for an Arabic Olivetti that my bio-dad gave me as a present, which was just missing the spool nuts.  I gave my step dad one from another Olivetti to use as a pattern, and they work a charm... I just owe him a slap-up meal now at the Dog & Bell in Deptford, those were the terms...
https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2905/14475674971_5798b02cb3_b.jpg

Type Talk » New Member Thread » 17-6-2014 04:39:11

Kasper
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Well, if your travels bring you to south east London, the best place to pick up an inexpensive typewriter is Deptford Market (Wed, Fri & Sat), where you can normally pick one up for £3-£10...  I've had to sell seven of mine recently as I was running out of space.

Type Talk » New Member Thread » 16-6-2014 15:47:40

Kasper
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Welcome Erboing!  Nice to have you here... there does seem to be a lot of Canadians here, I wonder what the connection is with typewriters..?

Type Talk » Typewriter Art » 03-6-2014 16:23:58

Kasper
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Thanks a lot, that's very nice to hear.  Have a go yourself!  I think I'm really a frustrated writer, but I feel I can only work out these frustrations aesthetically... As Capote said about On The Road - "That's not writing - that's typing"...

Type Talk » New Member Thread » 01-6-2014 16:54:58

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teeritz wrote:

My interest in typewriters stems from a romantic notion of writers like Hemingway, Dashiell Hammett and Raymond Chandler hammering away at these glass-topped keys, and Hollywood screenwriters re-writing draft after draft of classic film noir throughout the '40s and '50s.

Hey Teeritz, it's a bit old-hat now but here's a portrait I made of Dashiell Hammett on the typewriter about seven years ago... I guess I am always partial to a little noir...  I guess it works best if you see it from a distance, apologies for the poor photo...
https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3737/14270151256_e8fa29385a_b.jpg


 

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