1960 Antares Parva #B-028281
Status: My Collection
Created: 06-28-2020 at 12:18PM
Last Edit: 06-28-2020 at 12:32PM
This is a really cleverly designed little typewriter. The bakelite lid snaps on to two spring-loaded pins in the body, and you can turn the lid upside down and it becomes a sort of "sled" for laptop typing. The typing experience is what I'd call "loose". It manages to type pretty well, there's just a little more play in everything than you might expect. I have four Antares typewriters and they all feel like this. I call this particular color combination the Parva: "Red Shift", since that's what a star would look like as it speeds away from you. And, um, it has red shift keys. So there. Also fun is the banana-shaped typebar-un-jam key. Or maybe that'd be "plantain-shaped" since it's red.
Hunter: Brian Goode (vinylspin)
Status: Typewriter Hunter
I am a retro post-punk meta-hipster, bassist, raconteur, techno-archivist, humorist, optimist, bon vivant and a fan of vinyl records, early 80's Japanese hi-fi gear, photography and obsolete but useful machines of all kinds. I am the proud owner of a 1970 Hermes 3000 and a 1940's Remington Rand typing desk.
I also created a typewriter image "filter" (see my avatar). It's written in Python and generates 65-character-wide images using over 1700 actual red-and-black-ribbon'd samples from my typewriter, meaning I could actually type them out myself on an 8 1/2" wide sheet of paper with 1" margins.
My dog Koa and I live in Buckeye, AZ.
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