Tuesday, June 23, 2015

The Fringes

Typewriter Day 2015
The original typing spot, more comfortable than it looks

20150623 typecast

Pro tip: make sure your ribbons aren't dry before Typewriter Day, and allow settling time if you must re-ink. Splotchiness aside, it was good to get fingers on keys again, and I attracted only a small amount of attention from a group of passing students out early on campus. Summer sessions must be starting up since I saw more people during my half-hour typing walkabout than I have in the last three weeks. Or maybe it's just the attractive magic of the day.

Typewriter Day 2015
The backup typing spot, once the aural assault began

The Corsair still surprises me for being less-awful than I imagine it to be. For this purpose, it's just about perfect as it is light enough to carry, with the enclosed plastic body and sealed bottom keeping it free of dents and making it suitable for just about any surface.

Typewriter Day 2015
How convenient: waist-level typing stations with their own outlets for your coffeepot

Typed on a SCM Corsair Deluxe, nee Skyriter
SCM Smith Corona Corsair Deluxe

6 comments:

Scott Kernaghan said...

Oh, I don't know. I kinda like the varying tones of that ailing ribbon. Happy typewriter day!

Scott Kernaghan said...

Oh, I don't know. I kinda like the varying tones of that ailing ribbon. Happy typewriter day!

typetheclouds said...

I also like the eccentricity of the type, the random bold words are great.

Rob Bowker said...

Well expressed sentiments Mike. Keep on swimming!

Ted said...

Hey, the 6Y's are just about the perfect runabout machine. Cheap, easy to find & fix, attractive to look at and like you say - not terrible to type on. Happy TWD! :D

Richard P said...

Long live the Eccentrics.

I think lots of people love those little '60s Smith-Coronas with the turquoise plastic bodies. They may not be the most sophisticated typewriters, but they have personality.