Saturday, February 22, 2014

I'm Back!

Here are some pictures:

This is my typecasting machine this week: My brand-new Corona Folding No. 3!

Sorry about the dirty back. I didn't realize it until after I took the picture.

This is my "Explosion-Proof" Western Electric 520. It still works, and I am considering about using it as the telephone in my bedroom.

This thing is surrounded in cast iron, and is built like a tank!

Thursday, February 13, 2014


I am sorry for the lack of a post recently. I have just been very busy with school and church activities. I am planning on doing one tomorrow, before I leave for Minnesota over the weekend. My family and I are heading down to visit some friends. That will be fun. Last time I went there was to their wedding in August, in the town of Redwing. Many of you will recognize that town from the shoe factory located there. It's a neat town. I plan on going to a few antique shops or malls, so I will let you know if I find anything of interest while I am there. I also need to get a scanner to keep by my computer so that I can do typecasts more efficiently. Right now I have to take a USB flash drive down to the printer/scanner to make a copy to the drive, and it is really finicky. I also have a surprise that some of you may like, but I won't say what it is yet. No, it is not a typewriter, but it is kind of related. Have a great week, everyone!

P.S: I want to tell you that what I said last week about an interesting typeface on the Halberg was complete stupidity on my part. I guess I just haven't used a typewriter in a while, and I think I got too used to seeing Courier New, which is no substitute for the typeface on most typewriters.