Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Touching Base





The new arrival! An Underwood 315.
The namesake machine for this blog, my 1949 Smith-Corona Clipper. 

NOTE: More pictures will be added soon between the paragraphs. I just wanted to get this out there as soon as possible.

4 comments:

  1. Mousey sounds gross!!

    Personal computer in 1964? I am curious.

    This is a very readable typecast.

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    1. Thank you for the compliment! Mousey is indeed gross, but works surprisingly well given the corrosion from the previous tenants' lack of plumbing. 1964 is no typo! I was floored when I first heard of it. The end product was the size of an Olivetti-Underwood Editor 2 or Correcting Selectric 3. Pretty wild stuff.

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  2. Yes, very readable. looking forward to reading about the Olivetti-Underwood computer.

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    1. Some interesting archive photos here:
      http://www.internetculturale.it/opencms/opencms/it/ricerca_metamag.jsp?semplice.y=11&semplice.x=10&q=Olivetti&instance=mag&pag=47

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