great to meet you at the event!
Was hoping your drive home went fine, the weather was squirrelly at best, I didn't even like my relatively short drive back. But, totally worth it. The Lambs and Uppercase Books did a swell job.
AWESOME. Let the annals of typospheric history record the intensity of my jealousy. I'm glad you guys had fun!
Nice! I would have loved to see that Lettera 33/DL in person; I haven't come across one yet and they look so sleek in pictures. It is lovely to see an assemblage of so many typewriters and typewriter enthusiasts! I'm glad you could make it even though it was quite far for you - and you made it home safely with your new Studio 21!
Wow! I'm glad you all had a great time! Wish I could have been there and much like Speegle, I'm jealous.
Elizabeth,Glad you all had such a great time. I'm envious from 3,000 miles away. Also pleased you like tht Studio 21 so much. That was the machine that got me going with manual typewriters several years ago. It was my wife's back in the early 1960s and had sat in a closet for 30+ years. She thought it was long sold but found it in a back closet when we had to sell her father's house. She made the HUGE mistake of showing it to me and the rest (along with over a dozen typers) is history. It is still one of my favorites and is sitting on my desk right now as I work on my next story..Hope you enjoy it as much as I have.Jeff
Adwoa--the Lettera 33 belongs to Ryan of Treatise on Pedestrianism, and a fine little typewriter it is. It was the first machine I tried at the type-in. Small and sleek though it is, it feels remarkably solid.I'm still on a typewriter high today! And still very infatuated with the new Olivetti. It seems to be essentially the Olivetti version of an SM-9...is that about right? In other words, a sort of portable near-desktop machine, and a very nice one at that.
I think you got the best group picture. I'm totally stealing it.
You're correct about the Olivetti 21, it is the equivalent of an SM-9. They're about 2/3 of the way to a full size desktop machine and can take more punishment than most portables. I like them since they can hold up to my less-than-delicate touch. It certainly held up well. After surviving my wife, her little brother and decades in a closet, the only thing it needed was a new ribbon.Apparently my in-laws had a sense of humor since they bought a typewriter almost as big as their daughter. (My wife is tiny.)Jeff
Something I forgot to mention. Looking at the photo, I was pleased to see how young you all are. No silver hair in the bunch. More than I can say for myself. Gives me hope for the future.Jeff
Peter, feel free to steal! And if you want a full-quality version, just let me know. I was actually thinking your photo was the best: I'm actually smiling in it, instead of just looking vaguely devious...
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