Tuesday, January 27, 2015

A New Desk!

My old desk.

Looks pretty sturdy, no?
Top comes off, only to show this mess
(Unfortunately I forgot to get a picture of the second half of the typecast- this paragraph is transcribed from the original typewritten copy)

With all this and more, it is
very reasonable for me to
have wanted a better desk for some
time now. Looks like I got what I
wished for!
-Sent from my Remington Monarch

It harbors a secret inside...


Note wear on the surface.

I got this sturdy desk via craigslist for $20 . As you can see, it is purposely built for typewriters. Although it is surprisingly small, it is rock solid and never wobbles in the least- even with a full sized office machine on top! It's got just the right amount of wear and tear to look right at home with my 1914 Remington Monarch that I recently managed to get working.

This desk will serve me well for years to come.

Friday, January 16, 2015

Master of the View- Viewmaster Model C

"Entrance to The Way of The Cross"

"Stations of The Cross"

Here's a great link for anyone interested in Viewmaster history and model designations.

Saturday, January 10, 2015


*tab stop (instead of margin stop)
Once you get used to it, the outlandish angles and colors start to grow on you (especially when they aren't discolored!)

The trademark "salute" of the 3K's return lever

Ack. So it seems I am an excessive user of commas. Sorry for making you read through that, hopefully I'll get better at monitoring that.

No hint today, but is anyone able to identify this obscure Remington portable I saw in an antique mall this summer? No model markings to be found (but I do believe it says "Remington" on the paper table, though I do not remember).

Monday, January 5, 2015

Spam prevention

Alright, so this is a bad time to post. I'm currently in my way to school but these changes are immediate and are in place now.

Due to spam I recently received, all comments need to be moderated before they are posted. I understand that this is frustrating, but I think it is a better option than captcha which many of you despise.

If anyone has better ideas for what to do, I'm open to ideas. Anyway, hopefully I'll be ready to make an actual post soon.


After a comment from Richard Polt, I have decided that I would try out Captcha for a week or two, and see how it works out. If I, or any of you, don't like it I will go back to moderating the comments.

Let me know if the Captcha gets annoying.

Friday, January 2, 2015


I got a few machines over break, so I hope to showcase them here soon. For now I leave you with one word: dropped