Friday, May 10, 2013

Guess who's coming to dinner!!!!!!!!!!!


  1. do you have Sidney Poitier locked in there? Pretty limber for his age! :D

  2. You may never use a different typewriter again after a few minutes on this one. Check the case for any weaknesses. My one arrived in a few pieces, but was nothing that some wood glue and half a dozen tacks couldn't fix.

  3. Absolute fave portable, even with the carriage shift. The individually-sprung keys, the case, the combination of heft and light typing -- it only improves the more you use it. Do the rubber-bushing swap on the bottom of the machine, blow out the dust, and get going.

  4. @mike. Done. Done. Done. I will post before and afer pics of the cleaning... The insides were gross. But it turned out well!
    @Teeritz: i'm actually having a hard time with it. My main machine for the past four years has been a 1929 remington #3...
    @ted: am slightly confused...

  5. Remington #3 is a fine machine, but a '50s Olympia is a different feel altogether. My only gripe is that it's a carriage-shift rather than basket-shift. Aside from that, it's a dream to work with. My SMs 2 and 3 both feel as though they will go another hundred years before they pack it in.

    1. Solid is a good word for it. I'm just not used to such a springy touch--the rem is a tiny beast. However, thanks to it, I'm fine with the carriage shift. My pinkies need a workout, anyway.
      Totally got it cleaned up last night... I have about 30 more hours with it for now, so I'm going to try and get a typecast out... And does anyone have insight into how the backspace linkage works?