Thanks for another great tip on restoring/cleaning our typewriters. I continue to enjoy your typecasts and the vast knowledge you bring to the typosphere!
Ooooh... lovely typeface! Great tip about using an automotive cleaner. Funny thing about that picture - I thought for a moment the typewriter was upright, and then wondered why the Pledge bottle was sideways...
I'm not sure I would ever use a real person's actual name (let alone address) as a character in a work of fiction without at least asking them if it was ok.
Thanks for the cleaning tip. Luckily my wife is used to all smells related to cleaning and lubricating typewriters. Now, with this information, I actually might be able to get my SM-3 perfectly clean.
that's very interesting about the fiction. you're becoming a celebrity! that typewriter is just like my first one (still have it upstairs). i've only ever seen a photo of one other - at the website of the jfk library. they have it marked as mid-30's? mine is from 1942, i think.
Wow - I wouldn't mind cropping up in a Flemish novel! It would put my dutch skills to some use. That's a big hello to our Flemish community!
If this is celebrity, the key to celebrity is becoming an expert on something extremely obscure.I'm mosty flattered, particularly since he describes me as friendly and youthful, but it is a little unnerving. It all seems very typical of the information age; it's as if he's daring his readers to google the facts and people he's discussing.snohomishwriter: be careful and test the PB Blaster on an inconspicuous spot first. I've done this only on one dark-grey machine, and don't know how it will work on other colors.
"It all seems very typical of the information age; it's as if he's daring his readers to google the facts and people he's discussing."My ex recently published a novel that includes the scene's GPS coordinates at the beginning of each chapter. A person can literally follow the characters around if they want! It's kind of a fun way of letting the reader interact with the story.