7 thoughts on “Sunday, October 17, 2021

  1. Hi Catalina.

    I only came across ‘Carolina Blue’ when researching Underwood Golden Touch typewriters for CAROLINE SAYS and came across a listing on Ebay that said” Sky blue (aka Carolina Blue here in Chapel Hill)”. Hideaway Golden Touch typers are impossible to find at any price, but I only chose them because the name seemed so appropriate. Now I really want one! Is it pure coincidence, or have you actually read that far in Caroline Says? (W.G.)

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  2. Eric, Welcome to OTP. Don’t worry about too many typewriters. I try to rotate mine by the week. I still don’t get to every one each year.
    You know you have too many when the storage shelves fall.

    I remember my grandma making soap before I started school; good old lye soap.

    Ribbons: FJA probably has the largest selections of colors. My problem with their ribbons is, like most on line sellers, I need to respool them onto good spools since the not universal spools cause more problems on a typewriter than they are worth. Stick with Baco. Tony Casillo is one of the few who supplies ribbons on original metal spools. Jay Respler may have them also.

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  3. MichaelRpdx – Paul Nixon told me about a good ribbon source he uses — ribbonsunlimited.com. Tons of colors for your specific machine. Nylon, silk, cotton choices. I’m placing an order tomorrow. I’ve tried eBay in the past for ribbons.

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  4. Eric, the Clermont!!! We kicked off a bachelors party at the Clermont Lounge back in the late 1980s. What a dump but it was a must see, must do. I grew up in Altanta and the Clermont was always a mysterious landmark. I’m glad to see it has been repurposed. Thanks for sharing

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