Saturday, May 28, 2016

Typedoodles

While throwing out lots of forgotten paperwork, I found a few doodles that I thought might bring a smile. Who says bureaucratic meetings are unproductive?



By the way, I wanted to include some of my typewriter doodles in The Typewriter Revolution, along with these wonderful drawings by Lisa Buckley.


However, the desiger nixed all of these in favor of advertising cuts of typewriters from the first half of the 20th century. I still disagree.



Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Caligraph progress

I've been getting back to my Caligraph (which I can now confirm is a model 2).

The carriage had to be disassembled almost completely for cleaning, but I think I've got it back together. (This photo shows it before most cleaning.) Note the faceted platen on this machine, due to the fact that the type faces are flat, not curved to accommodate a cylindrical platen.



After washing the keys in Scrubbing Bubbles and a detergent solution, I reattached them in the proper (silly) order.





The front plate is looking better after cleaning and waxing.



The dirty paint is getting cleaned with Soft Scrub.



The typebars got individually cleaned.







Getting there!