Great color combination and design. Congratulations.
Nice pics as always. You made this KST look like a million bucks
A Goldilocks typewriter - one doesn't get many of those. The colour reminds me of my pair of ox-blood Dr Martin shoes though the typewriter is shinier and in much better condition. You pre-empted my off-topic White Horse post. I think I tend to use Typewriter Heaven as a journal like that anyway. My posts are generally 'of the moment' and seldom rehearsed or edited. I still struggle for un-ornamented direct text but the authors on my bookshelf cast long shadows. There's only so much you can say about typewriters (...and the wrath of the Typosphere descends upon me).
I liked your White Horse post. I spent at least an hour after that researching about the different chalk hill figures in the UK. I can't believe I'd never heard of the Cerne Abbas giant before! Shame it's probably not actually ancient, but it's fun.
Time well spent I hope! Well ancient is sort of relative, as my next post surmises. The Cerne Abbas giant is magnificent though in any era and the Long Man of Wilmington is worth a look too. Simply not knowing is sometimes more interesting and provides more room for conjecture than hard archaeological evidence.
What a beauty! Glad it types as great as it looks. What's with the ribbon selector - Stencil / black / black-red, never seen that before. Love your idea of sharing more of our lives through words and pictures. I feel that we do become friends through our online interactions, and deepening that connection by sharing other aspects of our lives, is a rich thing to engage in!
Hermes, Erika (post-1965), and Rheinmetall had the middle position ribbon selector, and some standards did as well. It's a really great feature and I admire the understanding of being economical that goes behind it.
Wow, that is simply a delicious machine. I'm glad that it works so well, too.I agree, let's give each other more glimpses of our environs. (Some typospherians already do.)
As I was writing the last bit of the post I kept thinking of more people who do that exactly and I was going to name some, but then I realized that would probably be half of us. Still, it doesn't hurt if we all do a bit more of those kinds of posts!
Love that typewriter. I had my one (exact same model and colour) on the desk last week and was doing some work on it. Magnificent machine. Now I just want to get it back out again! As for urban inspections, I've always been fond of talking about the tales of the cities I live in or visit. But yes, I'm with you there.
Magnificent indeed.I always enjoy your posts of that nature but I know I haven't always commented. It feels redundant to say "I enjoyed this" when you probably knew that I would already.
What a difference colour makes, it puts my grey KsT firmly in the shade. I must bring out though and have a type on it, because it's still a handsome machine. :)
We could put ours both together and have two sharp-looking duotones. :DWell now. I'm starting to want to buy more of these and make combinations.
found one of these today in a charity shop. they often get typewriters in but this was the first one where all the keys worked. my only question is, where do i buy ribbons for this? is there a particular type or model of ribbon i need? thanks, steve (typewriter newbie, sweden)
That's a nice discovery!DIN 2103 spools with 13mm wide ribbon is the specification for the ribbons any German typewriter would use. I'm not sure about the availability in Sweden, but I know in Germany and the UK these are still available. —basically, any ribbon made today ought to work since they are standardized. And in the worst case, you can just re-spool the new ribbon on to the old spools.