Monday, December 10, 2018

Manifiesto Mexicano

Here's the new manifesto from Armando Warner of Californication Typewriter in Mexico. (English translation follows.)








Armando

8 comments:

  1. I've got to add that Manifesto to my other one. Nice to see Armando hard at work.

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    1. Bill, comrade in arms, ask for it in print to Santa. If you have behaved well, it will arrive!

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  2. Armando is a brave man..he uses WD40

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    1. I thought someone might comment on that! I've come around to the view that WD-40 can be used legitimately on typewriters, as long as it is thoroughly flushed out afterwards. The pros often do use it. I still avoid it myself, though, and the simplest advice is to tell the average user to stay away from it.

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  3. Jim, Richard: for me it's like dealing with a poisonous snake that, I think, I've kept hypnotized.

    Kenneth Alexander, from California Typewriter, was the first one to whom I consulted the use of WD-40. He told me that the majority is against its use, but he uses it as a first step against humidity (although they have an oven to dry). Then I did some research, and from Richard's page I knew he got to go rubbery. But it is very good to remove moisture from machinery. I only use it for that, and immediately I withdraw it completely. My own Smith Corona Sterling has received 2 generous bathrooms from WD-40, and the machine functions as a Swiss watch. Everything is in, as Richard says, to get it out of the machinery immediately after it has its effect.

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  5. Richard: Gracias por esto!
    En mi carta, que mañana comienza su viaje hasta tu buzón, toco el tema.

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    1. Not sure if the previous message made it, so I´ll repeat my welcome to Armando who reminded me of my re-encounter with typewriters and typing which happened while in Mexico.

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