I have an inexplicable yearning...

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Re: I have an inexplicable yearning...

Postby iamafish » 20 Jun 2011, 14:49

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Re: I have an inexplicable yearning...

Postby Myrph » 20 Jun 2011, 16:43

I feel that this is an appropriate addition to this discussion!
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Re: I have an inexplicable yearning...

Postby King Kool » 13 Nov 2012, 20:04

It's coming back...
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Re: I have an inexplicable yearning...

Postby TheRocket » 13 Nov 2012, 20:06

Awesome! I'm totally all about the tactile response.
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Re: I have an inexplicable yearning...

Postby JustAName » 13 Nov 2012, 20:25

Waaaaaaaaaant. Dangit.
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Re: I have an inexplicable yearning...

Postby Vanguard » 13 Nov 2012, 22:59

King Kool wrote:It's coming back...


I can still retrieve that typewriter from my old house, you know, and Christmas is coming...
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Re: I have an inexplicable yearning...

Postby empath » 14 Nov 2012, 17:03

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Sorry, sorry; this is a totally legitimate desire, and one I encourage.

I think my folks still have an old manual typewriter in a closet somewhere; should go snoop around on the weekend...
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Re: I have an inexplicable yearning...

Postby Smeghead » 14 Nov 2012, 22:31

I use to have a typewriter until a few years ago (we threw it away).
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Re: I have an inexplicable yearning...

Postby empath » 15 Nov 2012, 08:48

Okay, when I went over to borrow my folks' car so we could make a grocery run, I checked and dad has an old (as in reinforced cloth carry case with leather straps) Olvetti Lettera 22 (made in Glasgow!) that still seems to function fine, mechanically. No idea if the tape in it is still any good (and I have doubts if even they have any replacements anywhere in the house ;) ), but...I might have to stop by again on Saturday and test it. :)
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Re: I have an inexplicable yearning...

Postby Dutch guy » 15 Nov 2012, 14:40

I learned to type touch type on an old style "mechanical hammer and ink-tape" typewrite. Learning to type just as fast on a computer keyboard took a while. And I still feel I never quite got the same "feel" for typing I had on that old thing.
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Re: I have an inexplicable yearning...

Postby empath » 18 Nov 2012, 05:58

...same, yet I've discovered that 'old feel' can become very alien to you once you've become accustomed to electronic computer keyboards instead of mechanical keys. :)

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Where I found it, on a closet shelf.

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The case is in pretty good condition (likely more than 40 years old)

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...apart from the zipper's fabric disintegrating at one corner

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(stupid silvery labels ruining auto-focus ;) )

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NOTE: all the 'missing letters' or words-with-spaces-in-the-middle are totally the fault of the rusty, dyslexic user; the typewriter's mechanisms seem to be in PERFECT working order. :)
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Re: I have an inexplicable yearning...

Postby AdmiralMemo » 19 Nov 2012, 23:45

My mom owns a very similar one. :)
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Re: I have an inexplicable yearning...

Postby Jillers » 23 Nov 2012, 12:08

Last year for Christmas my friend, without knowing my desire for one, bought me a typewriter that she found in a thrift store. It's completely operational except for not having the ribbons (well, no they're there but they're useless). And I have no idea how to buy ribbons for a typewriter. But I refuse to get rid of it because typewriter.
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Re: I have an inexplicable yearning...

Postby Dutch guy » 23 Nov 2012, 16:21

Most typewriters use a universal double spool ribbon. Even amazon still supplies them. for instance

Just google: "Typewriter ribbon" and you can find several specialist stores as well selling just about any type of ribbon imaginable.
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