Monday, 4 February 2013

Throwing ink onto a page - hello ITAM!







We're doing ITAM again? Well, why didn't you say so!
Here's the machine that re-introduced me to the beauty of typewriters. 

Pardon the late night Monday fatigue grammar and rambling. 
And the odd side-step into bad poetry. 


You know... Every time I write on this machine, I'm surprised by how well it works! Sure, it's not a sexy Hermes super-model, and isn't built for speed. But it is a great machine.  It feels like an old workhorse, and I just.... love writing at it. I feel the writing.


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  1. "I feel the writing." That's it exactly, Scott. Thanks. RN

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    1. I thought you might have known what I was talking about. Thanks Rob.

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  2. Nice typewriter. I really like its nice clean typeface.

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    1. You know, it has a surprisingly clean typeface. I haven't used this beasty in months, but I really enjoyed the impressions that it was leaving.

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  3. God Dammit.... Typo in the title. Fixed now. Faaar out.

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  4. I can appreciate the aesthetics of a thing as much as the next guy, but sometimes it's nice to have an ugly machine that just does the job. Throws its usefulness into greater relief, says I.

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    1. I agree. And in a way, industrial aesthetics are a beauty all of their own.

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  5. Always good to read about the first one. Even more when it isn't a sexy super model!

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  6. Not sexy at all, but it gets the job done! I see this machine often in the wild and have been impressed at how well it starts the typebars swinging. I'm glad you enjoy it so much. Happy ITAM!

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    1. Happy ITAM to you, too! It is easy to appreciate these machines when you give them a bit of a run. Everyone should try one at least once!

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