Tuesday, September 22, 2020

Wait, I Didn't Clean It?

I went ahead and put in a new ribbon, and the imprint is much darker. I think tomorrow I'll do a video about this blue beauty. The Typewriter Database dates it to 1973. I was a sophmore in high school the year this was manufactured. I probably was taking a typing class that year, electric Underwoods (I think) and certainly IBM Selectrics. And mostly girls. Another good reason to take typing class!



Blogger Richard P said...

There's a good reason these Galaxies are so common: they WORK, they've got plenty of features, and they have a nice touch. Not the most sophisticated typewriters out there, but good ol' reliables. And I like that sliding ribbon cover.

11:59 AM  
Blogger Bill M said...

I find these nice typewriters to be greatly underestimated in favor of the over priced H3k machines that don't have as good of a touch as an SCM. The SCM are built to use and seem to last and last. They are also not as fragile as the thin aluminum H3k. I do wish they were a bit quieter though.

12:26 PM  
Blogger Ted said...

heh, 1970's Galaxies are basically overstuffed Brother XL-747's. They'd got the design pretty much perfected a decade earlier, and the economies of scale let them continue to keep the quality high on Galaxies and JP-1's, where newer electric designs were pretty crippled by designing to cut costs right from the start.

If you get a chance to try out an early 10" Galaxie (in the 1958-1964 range) You will probably love it as much as a Super-5. Save your platen recovering for one of those.. (:

1:32 PM  

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