Wednesday, March 16, 2016

TWV Series Episode 4 is Up - Plus Other Stuff



Episode 4 of the Typewriter Video Series is up on YouTube. In this episode I talk about the basics of changing ribbons, making corrections, and a tip for typing outdoor in the wind.

This was a breezy morning, bordering on downright windy; ah, spring in the southwest U.S.! Yet my lav mic worked rather well in quelling any wind noise. You'd think from the setting of these videos (in public parks) that all we do in Albuquerque is walk our dogs in circles.

The last two blog articles discussed my Hermes 3000. Here's an image of the new rubber feet on the front, installed onto the protruding bolts that secure the upper and lower body shells together:

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We were up in Santa Fe today. Here are a few photos.

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5 Comments:

Blogger Ted said...

Another great video. That bulldog clip idea is genius! :D

6:34 PM  
OpenID myoldtypewriter said...

I really enjoyed your latest video - full of good information. Also: the more I see your new Hermes 3000, the more I love the colors and styling.

8:31 PM  
Blogger Phil said...

Regarding correction techniques, we always used a circular eraser. We were taught in my high school typing class, to always move the carriage right or left before erasing, so that debris would not fall into the machine. Unless you are typing on the very end of the line, you can get the error beyond the side of the machine.
One type of ribbon you over looked is the multi-strike film, which has 4 or 5 layers of carbon on the film. I prefer nylon over film, as the image is more permanent. You can't remove a letter with a piece of scotch tape.

10:11 PM  
Blogger Phil said...

I goofed, I should have said "unless the mistake is in the center of the line, you can always get it beyond the side of the machine." Even then, there is usually a shield preventing the bits of rubber from dropping into the machine. The debris is easily brushed out from the shields.

10:15 PM  
Blogger Tom Hitt said...

Thanks for the vids! ~TH~

2:58 AM  

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