1961 Voss S 24 #191105
Status: My Collection
Created: 07-22-2017 at 07:15AM
Last Edit: 09-02-2017 at 03:16AM
Green S 24 with 11 cpi typeface. Reattached drawstring and respooled Baco ribbon on original metal spools. Bent left carriage release lever was easily rebent into place. However, escapement kicks in and won't allow carriage return except by using the carriage release levers. Needs more work and cleaning. Case is in tatters with broken latch. Suspect it took a blow to the head. Love this typer!
Hunter: John Munroe (jamunroe)
Status: Typewriter Hunter
Sphinx of black quartz, judge my vow.
From Toronto Canada. Tokyo-based entrepreneur since 1998 and meditation teacher since 2000. Learned to type in Grade 9 following mind-altering lunches and still experience flashbacks while typing. Mother did shorthand and typed 90 wpm as stenographer, dad pecked out haiku on his old typewriter as long as I remember. Moved to thermal printing, 8-character display CanoWord Pen 24 in 1986 when my typewriter broke, then to FujiXerox, Mac and iPhone. Bought my first typewriter of the new millennium (a Lettera 32) in March 2015. Muscle memory has graduated to neural reboot--every moment at the typewriter brings back fresh memories of type-happy childhood and visions of literary grandeur. Use typewriter for inspiration/rough drafts and computer/iPhone (Scrivener/Evernote) for polishing.