Saturday, October 15, 2011

Gossen Tippa B and First Northern California mini Type-In last Thursday!




10 comments:

  1. Very nice! Wish I could have been there.

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  2. Very cool typewriters and typewriters:)

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  3. I don't know if I have weak fingers or not, but in high school, I couldn't type for nothing on the old manuals. It wasn't until the electric ones were introduced that I could actually manage to do it. Even yet, I still cheated and looked at the keys and Mrs. T, my typing teacher, was obnoxious about it. Anyway, I type just fine now, the "queen of the internet." Hahahah! Screw you, Mrs. T!

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  4. That's a very fine Tippa, with a rather unusual typeface. I think Tippas of this era with QWERTY keyboards are few and far between; so you are fortunate to have one!

    Even though it may have seemed like a small type-in, it sounds like you two got a lot of typing in and even managed to engage the passers-by... I'd call that a success!

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  5. Sounds like fun, good for you.
    The Tippa looks handsome!

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  6. You have good taste. They look good, not just old.

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  7. @ notagain: There's always room for one more!

    @ deek: thanks!

    @ Rox: Mrs. T's last name...could it be...Typewriter? ;-)

    @ Adwoa: It's good to know that this particular Tippa is rare. It's one of the few in my (growing!) collection that I would consider taking in for repairs. It's a fun little typer, and I love the unique (to me) typeface.

    @ lo-tech: The Tippa is indeed in amazing cosmetic shape. Now, if it were a bit less quirky, I'd like it even better!

    @ R. Jacob: Thank you, I do indeed look good, not just old! Oh, you were talking about the typewriters....

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  8. I'm suddenly missing my old typewriter which was, admittedly, NOT THAT OLD compared to these vintage beasts you're babying along...

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  9. I believe I may be the former owner of your debadged Olivetti Lettera 22! I sold it in my parent's garage sale in Walnut Creek, California, in 1995. Regrettably, I worked away at the "Lettera" badge until it came off (this was during a silly anti-branding phase I went through). The typewriter belonged to my grandfather and had been in Hawaii for several years too. I used it for high school and writing essays, even my English thesis on Mark Twain, at UC Berkeley. Especially, I used it to write letters to Richard Polt, of The Writing Ball blog and The Classic Typewriter Page. Let me know if you might like to know more about this Lettera, and thanks for fixing it up and giving it a new lease on life!

    Nicole Keshav
    Canada

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  10. Thanks for writing, Nicole. We've since exchanged emails and have determined that this is in fact NOT the typewriter you owned, but I do appreciate hearing the story of your typewriter. Hopefully it is being used, somewhere else!

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