Sunday, July 30, 2017

Tablesaw Typing

This machine has a Pica Cubic typeface. One of my favorites. 

Everything needs cleaned and then I'll add to one of my stereo systems. The NAD stays in the garage with the rest of the NAD gear.  NAD made some really great equipment.  Like most quality has gone down hill with the turn of the century.

Great sounding speakers that will drive one out of the theater driven by only 35Watts.  From back in the day of great speakers that were very efficient since tube amplifers did not produce the hundreds to thousands of watts for inefficient speaker systems.  Many theaters and arenas were equipped with various models of Altec speakers.  Many are still in service. These will put the new junk coming from China and elsewhere out to pasture.  I actually used these (with up-graded high drivers) on my Peavy 800 when I did pro sound (that was LOUD!). 

More from back in the day.  Back in the day when Sansui made high quality audio equipment instead of the junk from the latter part of the 20th century.  They finally quit making audio gear completely. These are good sounding 3-way speakers.  No foam surrounds in these. They'll still be reproducing high quality sound in the 22nd century.

My mess followed me to Michigan.  I'll soon be installing my stereo system and some fans, more shelving, and get the garage organized.

And for those of you who do not believe my X was the wicked witch of the East....

Digital images courtesy of my new-to-me Olympus Stylus-1 Digital Imager.  On one of our first trips into the Michigan woods I did not make it out of the parking lot before killing my LF-1. 

Ever since I broke my hand and injured the other one I all all of a sudden without warning can drop things.  Instead of doing what I've done religiously since purchasing my first 35mm for my college photography class (back then we did real photography, with film, chemicals, paper) by putting the camera strap around my neck, I turned on my LF1 and decided to take an image, oops! a string of ....., and a dead camera.  Oh, and such a mean look from Mrs. M.

Digital imagers do not last being dropped once the lens is active.  Real lenses from my other cameras have been abused and dropped when used in the fire service.  If not full of water and ash, pick them up and use.  The only one that failed fell from atop our ladder truck. Even I would not have survived that 100 foot fall. 

More on the Stylus 1 on a later typecast.

Monday, July 17, 2017

Typospherically speaking...I'm Back

My plan was to pick up from where I left off after leaving Kalamazoo earlier this year, but with the hectic pace of everything I have not had time to get the images ready or even type the typecasts.  Moving this time was the biggest challenge I ever faced in moving.  We hit obstacles every step of the way.  It is the first time I moved so much stuff such a long distance myself I'm still working at the unpacking.

Oh, we hired a moving company, but that is another long post.  Somehow all the short moves right after college were nothing.  Back then all my things fit into the back of a pickup truck with room to spare.  Now my electronics would not all fit.  Add to that my photography gear and typewriters and I have more than a van could hold.  Worst part is I had to leave my Omega D2 behind with all the lenses, carriers, and both condesers :(   Good part; now I have a reason to get a full blown D5 system!

There is a lot more to post, including images, fountain pen friendly pocket notebooks, a report on our travels, a new digital image maker, some digital detox as well as digital overload, and even a type-in.

And, finally, for the Underwood Master Champion.  It is my Underwood Master with the Champion keyboard.  Like my ss it is a fantastic typer.  I'd put these 2 Underwoods up against any typewriter - manual or electric - for good feel, action, and accuracy of loading paper straight first time - every time. (even before the JJ Short platens were installed)