You've (unintentionally?) captured the spirit of the Strikethru Collage-Cast Challenge.Just so you know, I have dubbed SVDP "Saint Vincent de Polt" for all the love it has shown you. Sadly, my own Vinnie's offered nothing this weekend but the same old Smith-Corona Electra that's been there for weeks. A bust all around.
Cheer up Richard. I like the new typecast format so there's a hint of a silver lining to the cloud. Is this the first time a mainspring has spontaneously broken?
I think this post is more a homage to Ryan's Magic Margin postings. I think I'm going to have to start getting away from mimicing the boringness of copying a flatbed scan with my camera and get a little more adventurous myself!
perhaps the only thing holding the mainspring together was rust. Once you removed that, it was doomed. ):I hope you can find a proper bolt for it - that was a fine restoration job you did, and it'd be sad to see it wasted. Also, love your collage typecast.
You did such a fine job on that commie red. Sorry to hear, Richard.@mpclemens, "Saint Vincent de Polt" Lol
I saw one of those "compact" machines and laughed at the name. Our SVDP has so many electric/electronic typers I lost count.
Very clever presentation of text. A wake for the Optima!
Beautiful typecast! So sorry to hear of your troubles with the Optima; it is such an odd thing for a mainspring to collapse so suddenly, I think. After a visit to Berlin I have become immersed in reading about the politics of East and West myself, hence I found your post doubly relevant...hope Saint Vincent comes through for you soon!
Fantastic blog design! An optimum legacy.
Condolences, Richard that the Optima opted out. Couldn't withstand shock therapy, I guess. I'm sure you know this, but two Optimas recently popped up on Craigslist in your region. One was in Cleveland -- http://cleveland.craigslist.org/atq/2399452588.html -- and the other in Cincy -- http://cincinnati.craigslist.org/atq/2408050917.html.
I heard that what really broke down talks between Ronny and Gorby at Reykjavik was Reagan wouldn't promise to kill the Selectric III. Might just be a rumor, though.