Carriage Removal on an Alpina Typewriter

I’m planning a typecast on my 1957 Alpina SK24 but first it needs a little wrenching. The carriage needed to be removed so I could have better access to certain adjustments. The English-language Alpina User’s Guide doesn’t cover carriage removal, but the German-language guide does. I translated* the German guide’s instructions into English plus shot…

Catnip for Typo-spherians

My wife was doing a little organizing over the weekend and unearthed a nice little treasure for me in the process: There are nine sheets of correction tabs left, thank Goodness. Too bad I didn’t get it sooner in my writing of the Remington Premier post. I just hope my accuracy improves faster than I…

Bremerton Office Machines: New Apprentice and New Web Site

I was  pleased to come across this latest update to The Classic Typewriter Page‘s list of Worldwide Typewriter Repair Shops:  a brand-new web site for Bremerton Office Machines. Bremerton Office Machines is run by Mr. Bob Montgomery, who has been repairing typewriters since the 1940s – first in the service during WWII and then professionally…

The Typewriter on Air Force One

I visited Seattle’s Museum of Flight this afternoon and toured the inside of the first presidential jet, a specially-customized Boeing 707-120. This plane carried Presidents Eisenhower, Kennedy, Johnson and Nixon. Although used as Air Force One from 1959-1972, it remained part of the presidential fleet until 1996. As I moved from the aft section to…