Thursday, March 17, 2022 Daily Pages Image Credit: The Project Gutenberg EBook of Leo Tolstoy, by G. K. Chesterton and George Herbert Perris and Edward Garnett Image Credit: Wikimedia Commons Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading... Related
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I know you said you don’t like chemicals, but rubber softener is basically mint oil & might be worth a shot on your Rocket. It worked wonders 9n my old Corona.
You had me until, remove the platen…I’m OK at disassembly, it’s the reassembly that usually gets me.
Kent: I know that’s Bob Dylan on the left (not his best look) and Allen Ginsberg on the right, doing his famous impersonation of J Edgar Hoover, but who is the mysterious man in the window?
Look again, he seems to have disappeared. But seriously, we swapped out images for one we had permission to use. Though if you got the emailed version of OTP, you’ll probably have the original.
Xicano: You’re a sterling fellow, sacrificing your break to get somebody sorted at the welfare office. Good for you! Re: finding pencils: here on the pavements of London it’s a rare day I don’t find some kind of writing implement when I go on a walk, but never a Blackwing. When Covid first started I was misinformed and wouldn’t touch them but now I’ve started picking them up again. (BTW, don’t let W. G. catch you with that non-regulation Paper Mate!)
Gracias Leo. It’s my job but it’s also my pleasure to be of assistance. Oh and the pencil is a General’s Pastel Chalk 4473 LT. GREY. Yeah no Blackwing. Now I have to run lest the Blackwing Patrol catch up to me for the trespass of my rebel Sharpwriter! Lol.
Xicano: I agree with Leo. You are a fine example of what it means to be a public service professional.
Daniel: The Charger 11 is a workhorse for sure, especially good for taking outdoors. If Cormac McCarthy’s Lettera 32 was good for five million words surely a Charger 11 is good for almost that, wouldn’t you say?
For sure, it could. Though time will tell how much I can get used to that carriage jogging up and down. I’ve never been a fan of carriage shifted typewriters. If I wrote fiction, forget it, always shifting for quotes. I’d say that’s why Cormac McCarthy didn’t use quotes, but the Lettera 32 has a super light segment shift.
Daniel: Yes, I thought I was going crazy when the image seemed to have disappeared, but it was still on my other computer because I opened OTP on two computers at once.
Lets just be glad that shadowy figure wasn’t Walt Disney.
Daniel: Turns out Disney wasn’t cryogenically frozen after all but cremated. It feels like my whole life, waiting for Walt Disney to come back, has been a lie…
Daniel: Some people would say McCarthy was just lazy, but you’re right about the basket shift. I regret selling the 32 I had, but don’t like pica. I dont find the carriage shift tedious on the Charger, but wouldn’t have a larger machine with one. Meanwhile, I’ve resigned myself to having capital letters out of line and other such flaws. Beats paying the price people are getting for a 32 these days.
Daniel, The platen can be restored on the carriage. Release the paper feed and use a paper towel to rub the solution onto the platen. Let it set a few minutes and wipe off the excess. Repeat as needed.
Ted Munk has a detailed blog post on quieting a Brother Charger 11. I’ve done mine and it makes a world of difference.
Thanks for the tip! The ring & cylinder adjustment seems the thing to do. The Brother I’m using leaves a heavy imprint, a bit too much as the periods almost cut through the paper. Here’s the latest post on this: