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Voss page updated! Sun, 13 Sep 2020
The Voss galleries were a bit of a mess, undoubtedly because Voss model names are fairly obscure and are not usually marked on the machine. I myself was pretty fuzzy on the topic, so before cleaning them up, I had to do a crash course on Georg Sommereger's 2012 research on the company, and look up the only published age list in Berghagen 1962 and work out the technical notes in German therein. Those sources suggested that there was no Model 51 (they're just Model 50's made in 1951) and no Model "De Luxe" (those are all S, ST or STD 24's or 32's). I have reorganized the Vossen accordingly and then discovered some new info from having the galleries reorganized and added that stuff to the page as well. It should be fairly easy to figure out your Voss model from the age list now.
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Burroughs Age List now available Sat, 12 Sep 2020
The Burroughs typewriter age list turned up, so all the Burroughses with serial numbers have been dated. Date your own here!
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Caligraph Age List very updated! Sun, 12 Jul 2020
It was raining data on Caligraphs not long ago, and that set me on a quest to gather all of the latest research on Caligraphs and distill it into a new page to replace what was up till now very vague and mostly incorrect. "The Caligraph Publications" was especially useful in nailing down just what the early models were called and what their features were (and what they looked like). I've been fine-tuning it over the past few weeks as new info still pops up - the old "suddenly red cars everywhere" effect, maybe. In any case, it looks pretty good now. (:
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Typewriter Typeface Font Search By Models made more obvious Sat, 20 Jun 2020
A couple people have asked me recently if I could add the ability to display typefaces by particular typewriter model, and this confused me because I thought you already could...
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Olympia Serial Number Page Updated... Fri, 12 Jun 2020
New info on Olympia Typewriter Paint and plastic color changes has been uncovered!
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Sears Typewriter Serial Number Page Created! Sun, 13 Jan 2019
Whoo, twice as complex as the Tower one, especially with the really uncreative model naming Sears used on their electric models, but got 'er done! Full story below:
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Tower Typewriter Serial Number Page Updated! Sun, 06 Jan 2019
At least all the Tower Typewriters sold in the US by Sears. Canadian ones are a different story...
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Whoah, hit the bandwidth limit again :P Fri, 16 Nov 2018
Well, we broke through our previous bandwidth limit again, so I had to kick it up again - I guess we're getting more and more popular! :D

Fonts are a bit bigger Fri, 02 Nov 2018
There were some folks who had an issue reading the previous body copy font size, so we've kicked that up a bit. I'm pondering the size of the menu fonts, but honestly, the compactness of the font is kind of necessary to make the menus work on phones. Still looking at similarly compact fonts to see if we can find something we like better. (:
Also, I think I've finally got the Hunter Scores updating nightly again.