Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Failures





Here's the Erika M I admired in Boston:



And the one I just got (the paper support is missing):



Nick's Calanda:




And the one I bought:



Olivetti endures.

16 comments:

  1. Hey! With failures like those, who needs success?

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  2. That looks like the letterhead for a Ritz-Carlton. Putting on the Ritz, Mr. Polt? Even though you rub shoulders with the movers and shakers remember your roots in The Revolution.

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  3. oooh, Calanda - nice!
    So, hob-nobbin' with Hanx, eh? :D

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  4. Hurrah! Forgive my cheering at your failures, but I'm glad you've found yourself a Calanda. Hopefully yours needs less work than mine!

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  5. I recognize that typeface! The Hermes 3000 Nekkid-Riter shares the same typeface.

    I didn't know The Donald was into typewriters! (Joking...)

    My dad, about five years before he passed on, had an estate sale and cleared out what was a virtual museum of knick-knacks and curios.

    You did very well with the poetry, I really thought some were quite sophisticated. No shame in not doing 30.

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  6. I was impressed with all the poetry. Did you ever get a copy of The Stuffed Owl?
    Sounds like you had a good month though.

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    1. I do not have The Stuffed Owl, but have enjoyed much bad poetry over the years. I don't know whether my own work rises to the level of William McGonagall, though.

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    2. My favorite was Julia Moore, The Sweet Singer of Michigan. But your point is taken.

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  7. I have yet to see a failure from you, friend :) Both of your new acquisitions look exciting! I also have an Erika M that requires some maintenance. Should you come across anything notable, would you be so kind as to share? Kind regards,

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    1. Sure, I'll post about the Erika soon.

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  8. Oh man, you were so close to doing it! But it's not a failure, some of the poems were quite good and it got your creative juices flowing... that's worth the time and effort for sure.
    I love the Erika... I need to get mine serviced someday. It needs new rubber and deserves professional attention, it is a Fraktur machine after all. It is safely tucked away on a top shelf waiting for me to have money for it and to finish some other projects. That Calenda looks sweet, really strange looking machine. Great finds!

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    1. Mmm, a Fraktur machine — that is very special.

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  9. On the other hand, your typecasts are always a great success. :)

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