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Dirk Plante (Dr. Typewriter)
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Blog has been replaced.
This blog will be replaced with a new one, using the same title as this one, very soon. This is due to technical difficulties making it no longer possible to update or fix anymore older posts. This notice will be updated as soon as the blog is made.
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I'm BACK!
Hello all, It's been a while. The university life does tend to take up a lot of time, and unfortunately, that means cutting back one some of the interwebs stuff. However, up and running we are. And today I am bringing a creative idea what you could possibly...
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I'M BACK!!!!!!! It has been a while but I have decided to spend more time with my blog. I am still incredibly busy and can't say that I will be blogging everyday of the week, but I will try my best. I would like to make a clean start but will use the same b...
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Typewriter advertisements
Typewriter advertisements changed significantly throughout the 20th century. A clear difference between the ads of the 1920s and the 1960s is the amount of color used in these ads. Way more play is used in representing these machines. Less formalities were ...
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A royal Royal
Well, the first of the three typewriters that I bought last week-end is complete. The Royal 10 , that I got along with a 1909 Underwood 5 and Remington Portable. And I have to say, this wonderful typer looks absolutly stunning. What a machine! Unfortunately...
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Excuses and Notice
Hi guys, My apologies for long time no write. And at this time i won't be making a typewriter entry, except this. Soon, a entry about my polished 1892 Empire and 1897 Remington 8 and my 1932 Royal 10 and maybe my 1909 Underwood 5 (my 2nd '09) and my Remingt...
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Long time no type...
My apologies for not writing a entry for so long. I've been very busy with school and typewriters the past month, so I haven't been able to attend to Typosphere. However, here we are again... I went thrift store hunting this week-end, to one thrift store. A...
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Robust Remington!
Ah, another restoration process in restoring a old typewriter. In this case, that will be my 1926 Remington 12, which i bought in March of 2010, for $33. The paint on it isn't the greatest, and yes i did some touchups, with the help from the "basic typewrit...
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Week-end projects!
I have been spending a lot of time on some of the machines that I own. A Smith Corona Flattop typewriter, a Olympia SG3 that spend over 7 years in a backyard, and which is now a good-looking operable desktop, and my grandfathers Olympia Elite which suffered...
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Frankenstein in Machinery
I discovered that my "64" Olympia SG3 which spend 7 years in a backyard, isn't a "64", or not the carriage at least. The machine carries two different serial numbers. The other one is from 1967 (the carriage) It is a mystery.
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