Sunday, July 8, 2012
A Brother for my brother
What an ugly little typer!
I like it much more just without the shell.
So much tape to protect the innerworkings. But hey, better than taking the carriage off.
All finished. Not too shabby for a first attempt. I touched it up after these pictures, and vowed to never again paint a typewriter directly on grass. Leaves too many marks. Wound a fresh NOS black/red ribbon onto its spools, and it was ready to go.
Figuring it all out.
Even the light carriage shift of this typer was giving his computer-keyboard-spoiled fingers some trouble. I would like to see him try shifting an Olympia SM3!
"Why isn't the backspace working?" he asked, pressing the margin release over and over. He did, eventually, find it.