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Mercedes Page Updated! Thu, 18 Dec 2014
Prompted by an article on Robert Messenger's blog indicating that the DB has errors in this list, I took a look at what data I had on Mercedes. I have none of Schumann's original sources, but I do have Schramm 1962, which verifies most of the numbers already there, and adds quite a lot more for Models S6, S6A, SE3, SE4, SE5 and K45.

Messed up the Last Modified timestamps in galleries Thu, 18 Dec 2014
which just means that the order on the front page is a little screwey until more activity occurs. I was fixing a problem with something else, and well - you know...

Added Pages for many manufacturers of plastic wedges Thu, 18 Dec 2014
What the heck, they're typewriter manufacturers too! (:

Added Swintec, Canon, Panasonic, AT&T, Xerox, Sharp and other manufacturers that pretty much only manufactured daisywheel typewriters.

Discussion Threads for Galleries Thu, 18 Dec 2014
Open to Typewriter Hunter level members only, there are now Discussion Threads added to each Typewriter Gallery.

Added pages for Messa and Harry A. Smith Thu, 18 Dec 2014
Added pages for Messa and Harry A. Smith and the various Marques that they were labelled as and that they labelled other machines as.

Added pages for Nakajima ALL Thu, 18 Dec 2014
Added Nakajima ALL and some Marques thereof that Robert Messenger knew about. No serial number data yet, sorry.

Points now compiled nightly. Thu, 18 Dec 2014
Points are now being compiled nightly for Typewriter Hunter members who have uploaded typewriter galleries or have added links anywhere on the site. Currently, the points are compiled as so:

Gallery entry: +1 point each.
if it includes front-facing photo: +3 points.
if it includes type sample: +3 points.
each additional photo uploaded to gallery: +2 points each.
Links added anywhere on the site: +1 point each.

Added Marques of Talleres Alonso S.A. of Valencia, Spain Thu, 18 Dec 2014
Added Marques of Talleres Alonso S.A. of Valencia, Spain, including: Regia, Junior (AKA Winsor and Turia), Talbos, and Andina.

Montana page added. Thu, 18 Dec 2014
Added page for Montana (and all of its marques) with what little Schramm 62 had, and added a bunch of notes/dates for some of the more obscure manufacturers. Also, opened up the Typewriter Hunters for invited beta testing. you should be seeing more typewriter galleries soon, as these intrepid pioneers bring their collections to the typewriter database. (see note to the left)

Many Manufacturers added. Thu, 18 Dec 2014
Added all of the manufacturer aliases from tw-db into the Manufacturer table, plus a bunch that weren't in tw-db. Please let me know if I've missed any or have any of them wrong. The goal is to have every typewriter manufacturer that actually put out a typewriter represented.