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Re: Typewriters - Reviews / Questions / Pictures
« Reply #100 on: Thu, 17 December 2015, 12:51:45 »
Seemed the most relevant place to share this.

http://failuremag.com/feature/article/how-much-is-that-click-clack-worth/

The author Richard Polt? He restored the Hermes 2000 I'm typing on. He's a professor at a local university. Random funfacts.

holy crap. thats crazy!  Also, thanks for posting, really good read.
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« Reply #101 on: Mon, 21 December 2015, 10:47:10 »
I went with my girlfriend to a christmas party at her friends place in NYC, I of course instantly noticed the various typewriters adorning the living room. Thought you guys might appreciate the pictures.






    

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« Reply #102 on: Mon, 21 December 2015, 10:59:45 »
Here's a not so great photo of my Selectric I



Types like a champ and feels better than any keyboard I've used. Only $20!

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« Reply #103 on: Mon, 21 December 2015, 14:17:23 »
I went with my girlfriend to a christmas party at her friends place in NYC, I of course instantly noticed the various typewriters adorning the living room. Thought you guys might appreciate the pictures.
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I love the colors of that last Royal. Stuff like that is what inspired Jukebox.
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« Reply #104 on: Mon, 21 December 2015, 14:17:34 »
Here's a not so great photo of my Selectric I

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Types like a champ and feels better than any keyboard I've used. Only $20!

Very nice!!!
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« Reply #105 on: Mon, 21 December 2015, 14:20:12 »
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Why don't they un-jam this one?

(I'm not a typewriter buff, I just enjoy them, but...) thanks for sharing - collection looks great to my untrained eye.  :)

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« Reply #106 on: Mon, 21 December 2015, 14:41:39 »
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Why don't they un-jam this one?

(I'm not a typewriter buff, I just enjoy them, but...) thanks for sharing - collection looks great to my untrained eye.  :)

I was wondering the same thing... thought it'd be rude to ask

I went with my girlfriend to a christmas party at her friends place in NYC, I of course instantly noticed the various typewriters adorning the living room. Thought you guys might appreciate the pictures.
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I love the colors of that last Royal. Stuff like that is what inspired Jukebox.

Yeah when I saw that all I could think was Jukebox. Love that style.
    

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« Reply #107 on: Thu, 24 December 2015, 04:48:23 »
I asked my mother in law if typewriters are easy to come by in India.  She said they're pretty easy to find and cheap.  She actually said she gave away 2 recently. :(  The government offices  still use them.  :eek:  But that makes sense when power is still not reliable and sometimes hard to come by.  We have a daily power loss that lasts for at least an hour, and we're in a major metro.

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« Reply #108 on: Thu, 24 December 2015, 07:16:21 »
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Why don't they un-jam this one?

(I'm not a typewriter buff, I just enjoy them, but...) thanks for sharing - collection looks great to my untrained eye.  :)

some dumb kid probably *****ed with it. Thats what happens at my house when i find them like that at least. Well, dumb friends also jam them up  :))
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« Reply #109 on: Thu, 14 January 2016, 16:38:25 »
Hey fellow typewriter geeks.  In case any of you all are interested, I'm selling one of my typewriters:  https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=46277.msg976028#msg976028
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« Reply #110 on: Thu, 04 February 2016, 13:14:02 »
I know there are a lot of letter threads going around out there, but I have quite a few addresses and finally went and bought stamps. People should start getting their typewritten snail mail within a week, depending on how much typing I can get done each day  :thumb:
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« Reply #111 on: Thu, 04 February 2016, 17:55:43 »
I know there are a lot of letter threads going around out there, but I have quite a few addresses and finally went and bought stamps. People should start getting their typewritten snail mail within a week, depending on how much typing I can get done each day  :thumb:

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Hope there's one headed my way!  I've sent out quite a few letters the past few months and want to send more.  ;D

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« Reply #112 on: Thu, 04 February 2016, 22:24:07 »
I know there are a lot of letter threads going around out there, but I have quite a few addresses and finally went and bought stamps. People should start getting their typewritten snail mail within a week, depending on how much typing I can get done each day  :thumb:

:D

Hope there's one headed my way!  I've sent out quite a few letters the past few months and want to send more.  ;D

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« Reply #113 on: Fri, 05 February 2016, 11:48:15 »
I wanna try a Selectric so bad. And yeeeee letters!
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« Reply #114 on: Fri, 05 February 2016, 15:45:14 »
https://goo.gl/ww17ev

Short link! Going out with the letters!
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« Reply #115 on: Fri, 05 February 2016, 15:53:34 »
I wanna try a Selectric so bad. And yeeeee letters!

They're awesome. We have one at work, and I fiddle with it when everyone else is gone.

I asked if they were thinking of getting rid of it as it hasn't been used in years, but apparently one of the staff uses it once every blue moon for certain forms.

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« Reply #116 on: Fri, 05 February 2016, 16:16:20 »
And it begins!

I have exhausted myself just labeling all the envelopes and finishing up 2 of the lot to go out!

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« Reply #117 on: Wed, 11 January 2017, 14:36:42 »
Picked this one up for $0.87 at an impulse visit to Goodwill.



IBM Wheelwriter 3.

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« Reply #118 on: Wed, 11 January 2017, 14:41:17 »
Picked this one up for $0.87 at an impulse visit to Goodwill.

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IBM Wheelwriter 3.

If you even think about ripping the keyboard off of this machine I will find you and end you. Rightly.
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« Reply #119 on: Wed, 11 January 2017, 14:44:10 »
Picked this one up for $0.87 at an impulse visit to Goodwill.

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IBM Wheelwriter 3.

If you even think about ripping the keyboard off of this machine I will find you and end you. Rightly.

Nah way. At first I wanted just the caps, but after I hauled it home I think I'm going to keep it as is. Came with the cable and it looks pretty clean, so I'll clean it up some more and test it out this weekend.

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« Reply #120 on: Wed, 11 January 2017, 14:48:56 »
Picked this one up for $0.87 at an impulse visit to Goodwill.

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IBM Wheelwriter 3.

If you even think about ripping the keyboard off of this machine I will find you and end you. Rightly.

Nah way. At first I wanted just the caps, but after I hauled it home I think I'm going to keep it as is. Came with the cable and it looks pretty clean, so I'll clean it up some more and test it out this weekend.

I found that the Keyboard on these machines have a fantastic feel to them, somewhere in between a Model M and a Model F, I cant quite describe it but I like it a lot. It has the same very pronounced tactility as a Model M but much smoother and crisper without being as "linear" as a Model F. The best Keyboard I've ever typed on is in fact on a IBM wheelwriter.
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« Reply #121 on: Wed, 11 January 2017, 14:52:45 »
Picked this one up for $0.87 at an impulse visit to Goodwill.

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IBM Wheelwriter 3.

If you even think about ripping the keyboard off of this machine I will find you and end you. Rightly.

Nah way. At first I wanted just the caps, but after I hauled it home I think I'm going to keep it as is. Came with the cable and it looks pretty clean, so I'll clean it up some more and test it out this weekend.

I found that the Keyboard on these machines have a fantastic feel to them, somewhere in between a Model M and a Model F, I cant quite describe it but I like it a lot. It has the same very pronounced tactility as a Model M but much smoother and crisper without being as "linear" as a Model F. The best Keyboard I've ever typed on is in fact on a IBM wheelwriter.

I actually was going to look that up, to see if it was membrane or capacitive.
When I pressed them at the store I knew instantly it was buckling spring. When I kept typing on them I found that they were crisper (maybe even lighter?) than my SSK, which is the primary reason I'm going to keep the board as is.

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« Reply #122 on: Wed, 11 January 2017, 14:58:25 »
Picked this one up for $0.87 at an impulse visit to Goodwill.

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IBM Wheelwriter 3.

If you even think about ripping the keyboard off of this machine I will find you and end you. Rightly.

Nah way. At first I wanted just the caps, but after I hauled it home I think I'm going to keep it as is. Came with the cable and it looks pretty clean, so I'll clean it up some more and test it out this weekend.

I found that the Keyboard on these machines have a fantastic feel to them, somewhere in between a Model M and a Model F, I cant quite describe it but I like it a lot. It has the same very pronounced tactility as a Model M but much smoother and crisper without being as "linear" as a Model F. The best Keyboard I've ever typed on is in fact on a IBM wheelwriter.

I actually was going to look that up, to see if it was membrane or capacitive.
When I pressed them at the store I knew instantly it was buckling spring. When I kept typing on them I found that they were crisper (maybe even lighter?) than my SSK, which is the primary reason I'm going to keep the board as is.

Now I only own 1 IBM wheelwriter since I don't usually tend to care about and collect electronic typewriters, and there is possibly a lot of variation in between various examples of them. So your machine might feel a little different then mine, and you've also got another model and I have. That being said, while the the IBM wheelwriter might provide the best "feel" (that I've found) for a electronic kind of "Keyboard", the best thing I've ever typed on was a ERIKA Model M. There are Dimensions separating these two.
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« Reply #123 on: Tue, 24 January 2017, 09:49:32 »
Woot!