I've been busking with a typewriter for two years now, and recently began collecting the stories and photos of the people asking for stories. I had an article about it published in The Toast and it was also the subject of an FPP a few weeks back, but I'm struggling to give the project a permanent home on the web. I've been putting the stories on twitter, but it's not really a good fit. [more inside]
I'm looking for a video of someone hitting keys too fast on a manual typewrite and causing the letter hammers to get stuck to each other. Anyone got a link? [more inside]
Mrs. Thistledown has been working on a novel, but getting motivation to write has been difficult since she spends most of her workday staring at a computer screen. Coming home to stare at another one to write is hard for her. A typewriter on the other hand... [more inside]
I'm looking for a typewriter that will store what I'm writing so that I can transfer it to a computer. I am trying to manage my internet addiction and want a machine that will allow me to write without letting me do the internet thing. Can you help?
Can anyone recommend a typewriter repairman for a Selectric III in Wisconsin? Preferably in the Madison area, but I can head to Milwaukee, or even Chicago, or really anyplace to find a sage of the whippletree.
I would like to buy a semi-famous typewriter. [more inside]
Help me find two pieces of literature I read about thirty years ago, one a short story, the other a poem. [more inside]
Is there a real world referent for that bleeping typing noise used in some films as a text (usually a location note) appears on the screen? It's a similar thing to that chunka-chunka typing sound used in the X-Files when the location of a new scene would be announced, but it's like a very rapid, high-pitched "beedeebeedeebeedeebeep" sound played while the letters appear. [more inside]
Does anyone have any information on this old Remington Noiseless typewriter? Pictures inside. [more inside]
Google ninjas: What word processing appliance did I have back in 1983/4? [more inside]
I want to buy a manual typewriter, that I will not have trouble finding paper/ink/ribbons for... [more inside]
How do I fix this broken typewriter? [more inside]
Can you decipher this code on a 1912 postcard? [more inside]
Where can I find (modern/non-vintage) typewriter paper? Does anybody make it anymore? [more inside]
What is the earliest canonical work of literature written on a typewriter? [more inside]
I started watching The Wire. The first episode depicts the Baltimore narcotics division spending much of their day writing paperwork on typewriters. When they make a mistake they use white-out. In 2002. What the hell? [more inside]
Are there manual portable typewriter that can fit in my bag for nomadic letter writing? The brands that seem available seem so unwieldy that I could not see carrying them around. [more inside]
What type of typewriter is this? I know it's a Royal Typewriter, but beyond that, I'm not really sure. Any idea what timeframe, or anything really? Not too many resources available online, at least none that show this guy. Looks like Sylvia Plath's typewriter, but I can't find what model that is... Here's photos of my Royal on my picasa page Thanks a ton guys! bc
Make writing more satisifying with sound effects! *Tahtikkatakkatahtakkatikkatitakkatahtitakkatitatakka-ka-CHUNG* [more inside]
I'm trying to find a manual typewriter with a cursive font [more inside]
How can I preserve Douglas Adams' typewriter for the ages? And more generally, how do museums handle item donations and loans? [more inside]
TyperwriterFilter: Why is my manual typewriter's type "dirty"? Can I clean it up by technique or maybe a different ribbon? [more inside]
Low-tech repair help needed. I have acquired a Royal Quiet De Luxe manual typewriter (The World's First Truly Modern Portable Typewriter!). The booklet has a 1948 copyright date. The cord that pulls the carriage is broken, though, and I'm not sure exactly how to thread a replacement one. Does anybody have one of these typewriters who could take a photo of the back, or otherwise instruct me?
Want to buy a manual (not electric) typewriter in the UK. What brand and where from? Not interested in vintage -- should be working and practical.
Help identify my father's Korean war-era typewriter. [more inside]
An 80s technology throwback question for you. A paralegal in our office has an IBM Wheelwriter 50 Series II (6788) typewriter that she uses for all her wordprocessing. It's from 1988. It has a little computer monitor attached to it that accepts 3.5" floppies. I'm trying to help her move to a PC, but she doesn't want to lose all the documents she has stored on these floppies. I've tried reading the floppies with MS Word and Wordperfect on a PC, but it comes up as nonsense. I've also tried using a utility called CanOpener and OmniFlop with no success. Any other ideas on a utility/process to move the documents over to a PC-readable format?
Tracking down a specific webcomic: Starts with the protagonist hiding from his landlord, then details his past ambitions towards working in the tech-industry--eventually culminating in a trip to a futurism convention that sours him on the whole thing. He finds a typewriter at a garage sale and resolves to live a simple, working-class life and write a lot... sound familiar? Thanks.
I received an older Royal portable typewriter this weekend, which is the Quiet De Luxe model. It's in great shape, but I'm puzzled about one thing. It is completely missing the "1" key and the "+ / =" key (so, the keys on the edge of the top row, other than "back space" and "tab.") All of the hammers are accounted for with keys, and I don't see anything that is obviously missing mechanically. Any idea why this keyboard just wouldn't have these keys?
Any idea where I could buy a Russian (Cyrillic) typewriter? [more inside]
How does a stenographer's typewriter work?