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Bruce Varner
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DIY Film Holder for Developing 3x4 Sheet Film
This is the first true post I have made since converting this blog to focus on vintage cameras and photography.  I thought I would jump right in with a blog on something associated with vintage cameras.  Developing film from an old format.  Here goes. I hav...
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Why I Am Changing Focus Of This Blog
Going forward this blog will focus on old cameras, with some other general photography thrown-in. It has been a year and a half since I have posted to this blog.  Some personal things have changed and so has my interests.  The original purpose of the blog w...
Why I Am Changing Focus Of This Blog
Why I Am Changing Focus Of This Blog
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A Remington Standard No. 7
About a month ago I acquired
this typewriter because it looked different.   Saw it on Craig’s List, purchased it, brought it home and put it on the
shelf without even looking at it as a lot was going on at the time. Pulled it down off
the shelf this morning...
A Remington Standard No. 7
A Remington Standard No. 7
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Wonderful 11” Platen IBM Selectric I
While I had many
problems with the previous Selectric III, this Selectric is the one I have been
waiting for.   Near perfect shape.   Black.   The personal size with 11” platen. Where the previous
typewriter started out with many problems, this example work...
Wonderful 11” Platen IBM Selectric I
Wonderful 11” Platen IBM Selectric I
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IBM Selectric III Repairs (Part 3 Final)
I have given up on
this Selectric III.   Too many issues that
I could not reasonably expect to overcome.   It really has served its purpose however, and I will keep it around to
experiment on.   After all it was donated
to me for free. The final blow came
w...
IBM Selectric III Repairs (Part 3 Final)
IBM Selectric III Repairs (Part 3 Final)
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IBM Selectric III Repairs (Part 2)
It has taken me some
time to get back to this project.   I waited on delivery of a Bristol wrench set and a half cycle wheel.   Then other summer activities intervened.   I also had input from Clark (professorc30).   Thanks Clark!   He suggested that I do a...
IBM Selectric III Repairs (Part 2)
IBM Selectric III Repairs (Part 2)
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Remington Junior Typewriter
While waiting on some tools to get
underway on the Selectric I clean and repair I thought I would introduce another of the
typewriters I purchased a couple of weeks ago, all within two days. While near a flea market I decided
to stop-in.   This Remington Ju...
Remington Junior Typewriter
Remington Junior Typewriter
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IBM Selectric Repairs (Part 1)
I am pulling myself in way too many
directions currently.   I have now 4 new
typewriters, each of which I am looking forward to cleaning up.   Now I took possession of this Selectric III without
having heard it turned on.   The person
who had the Selectric ...
IBM Selectric Repairs (Part 1)
IBM Selectric Repairs (Part 1)
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Blickensderfer No. 7 Addition to Collection
It seems to have been a good couple
of weeks.   I have added 4
typewriters.   The other three will be
discussed in future posts.   For now I am
happy to have acquired a Blickensderfer No. 7 that seems overall to be in
wonderful shape.   Functions correctly ...
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My First Oliver No. 5 (Clean-Up Method Used)
Since I started collecting a little over a
year ago, I have read much about methods for cleaning and
particularly lubricating a typewriter.   The overriding sentiment is to not use ANY lubricant (oil/etc.) on the
machine except for the tiniest of a drop on ...
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