Great blog! Yeah, I'm into typewriter spotting in old movies, too. Thought I was the only one that weird, heh heh. Got a question: how do you get the scanned typewritten pages so dark? Mine never look that good even with a new ribbon. And do you scan OCR or just regular mode? Finally, I also belong to a small, but rabid band of double-edged (DE) razor collectors--and users. And we also play "name that razor" in old movies. Collector madness knows no bounds.Cheers,Paulwww.badgerandblade.com
I use the "black and white/OCR" setting on the scanner, which makes everything a nice uniform darkness. Monda posted some tips on typecasting for the math-shy: this is what I used as my guideline. Of course, b/w scanning throws all my corrections into high relief.
Thanks for the tips! You can see my raggedy-assed typecast here.
Just last night I was flummoxed when, while watching some PBS show about C.S. Lewis, Mrs. Moon beat me to the punch when she spotted the image of a typewriter. "That's an Underwood, isn't it?" She says.She doesn't even LIKE typewriters!(But, yeah, it was an Underwood.)
I saw two typewriters in "Finding Forrester". I like it when Sean Conery says, "Punch those Keys...Your the man now Dog!"
Back again and spotted a Blue Olivetti Lettera 22 in "The Talented Mr. Ripley"; Portable Corona No. 3 in "Atonement"; I could not id the typewriter on "Quiet American". Correct me if I'm wrong.
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