Wednesday, September 15, 2010

The Unexpected

20100915 typecast
Esterbrook Dip-Less Fountain Well No 407 and friend

Typed on Zsa-Zsa, an Olivetti-Underwood Studio 44
Olivetti-Underwood Studio 44, aka "Zsa Zsa" c. 1965


D. Loon said...

Speaking of which: a co-worker just gave me a Studio 44. I'm not sure if I'm more touched by the generosity or thrilled by the machine.

mpclemens said...

That's a fine piece of charity. The Studio 44 is a very light typer, despite its girth. Kind of like a super-size Lettera, in fact. Anticipating a full report soon.

Strikethru said...

So totally true, I've even gotten gifts for my baby :-)

I am overdue to give back to the typeosphere, thanks for the reminder.

Strangely, the word verification was "prizes" --!

deek said...

I need to get on Mike's penpal list...I've got a handful of great one's right now, but I'm thinking the Mike-karma may be well worth the addition:)

Elizabeth H. said...

There are indeed some kind and generous souls in typewriterdom. I've received far more than I've given, from wonderful pencils and notebooks to BAROPS and typewriter paper to beautiful bookmarks and typewriter stickers (the work of the lovely Mrs. Speegle, via Speegle himself).

And besides things, there are those who are incredibly generous with their time and knowledge. (I'm looking at Olivander in particular here, though there are many others!) How many times have questions about those wacky Hermes 3000 margins been answered patiently, or questions about ribbon issues, or history, or how to clean a begrimed typer, or replace that tension cord thing, or what to *call* that tension cord thing...or...or...

There are some awesome folks in the typosphere, fer sure.

Mike Speegle said...

Well said, all! I have received gifts manifold from a number of generous sources, most quite unexpectedly! Pencils, elements, fountain pens and ink and teeny tiny Rhodia notepads. Hell, I even have a fancy new nib-pen addiction thanks to you kids.

Seriously, though, at the risk of sounding hyperbolic, one would be hard-pressed to find a more generous group on the 'web.