Wednesday, November 21, 2012


I started this and decided to install an H.F. radio in the garage so I could work in the garage or outside and still participate in the morning net. The humidity is low for Florida, but the humidity here is always high as seen in the first part of the typecast.  Each place I paused for only a few minutes or so resulted in the paper getting wavy.

So far the to-do list is only started.  I forgot that I also have about 12 hours of audio files that need edited and recorded to CD.  I also varied from the list and did a few other things.

Now that I am at least an hour or two late at getting to the car...


Monday, November 12, 2012

Extra Typewriter

This was my first Hermes 3000 Techno Pica typewriter

After I posted this I see I scanned the typecast in B & W.  Sorry
Left replacement knob

Right replacement knob

Ribbon selector detent assembly

Ribbon color selector linkage

The Hermes could use a cleaning.  It works fine without the card guide, but without the guard it is impossible to align a line of type to correct.  It is also difficult to correctly align the paper, but can be done by aligning the ends.

The SCM below never really made it into my collection.  It is a fine typer and fairly clean.  The left carriage release plastic lever is missing.  Other than that it is complete and works fine.  I like this machine, but it is one too many so it goes to ????  I want to make room for older typewriters and those that are on my wish list like a Mill.

This SCM Sterling is presently on its way to a typosphereian
 The photo was taken in my garage so the machine looks more blue than its true grey color.

and this one is the next one I am thinking of passing on.

Sunday, November 11, 2012

To all the Veterans: THANK YOU!

I'm a bit late, years actually.  I also wanted this to hit at 11:11:11 EST 11/11/12.

I had relatives and friends in WWII, Korea, and Viet Nam.  Some never made it home, some were injured, some disabled, and others who are here today.

Image Source
I cannot think of a way thank you properly or enough, the many Veterans of all the wars of all the military who gave your time, health, or life so that I can sit here and post a message on the internet.  I'll do my best. 

Words cannot express Thank You for all you have done.