Tippmann Pneumatics Inc. Homepage
  FAQ FAQ  Forum Search   Register Register  Login Login

Retro.

 Post Reply Post Reply Page  12>
Author
Tae Kwon Do View Drop Down
Platinum Member
Platinum Member
Avatar
Best Forumer of the Year 2006

Joined: 30 July 2003
Location: United States
Status: Offline
Points: 6120
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Tae Kwon Do Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Topic: Retro.
    Posted: 09 February 2006 at 2:57pm

So I went and bought a typewriter.

Goodwill. $5.

All it needed was a new ribbon, which I got for free.

It is an Electric Carolina-Smith SL580.

I got it because I have large stacks of paperwork and scholarship forms to fill out. My handwriting, even when attempting to be neat, is horrendous. The last typewriter I owned, was a 1950's model beast that weighed a ton and locked up, and smeared, and had no 1/! key. This one is smooth, electric and quiet.

I really really like using it. The best is the sound. CHOOK CHOOK CHOOK. Seriously, the best sound ever. There are some pretty neat gadgets on this thing too. It somehow has a spell checker, I dont know how, but it advertizes that it has one. Also it has the "Correction Button", but it sucks.

Does anybody else still own a typewriter,or use one for paperwork?

 

 


Back to Top
oreomann33 View Drop Down
Platinum Member
Platinum Member
Avatar
Can you say ... ZAZZy?

Joined: 11 March 2004
Location: Turkey
Status: Offline
Points: 8102
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote oreomann33 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 09 February 2006 at 3:02pm
Write me a letter.
Back to Top
blackdog144 View Drop Down
Platinum Member
Platinum Member
Avatar

Joined: 23 June 2005
Location: United States
Status: Offline
Points: 3786
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote blackdog144 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 09 February 2006 at 3:07pm
i have a typwriter thats like an old 50's one...i dont use it, because i have a computer...but it was fun while it lasted....



Back to Top
DBibeau855 View Drop Down
Platinum Member
Platinum Member
Avatar
IIIIIMMMMM BAAACCCKKK

Joined: 26 November 2002
Location: United States
Status: Offline
Points: 11662
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote DBibeau855 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 09 February 2006 at 3:09pm
I love those old typwriters with the arms that swing and hit the paper. Dont know why.
Back to Top
procarbinefreak View Drop Down
Platinum Member
Platinum Member
Avatar
Budget Medical Procedures Available

Joined: 12 June 2002
Location: United States
Status: Offline
Points: 12750
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote procarbinefreak Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 09 February 2006 at 3:09pm
pics or shens
Back to Top
Tae Kwon Do View Drop Down
Platinum Member
Platinum Member
Avatar
Best Forumer of the Year 2006

Joined: 30 July 2003
Location: United States
Status: Offline
Points: 6120
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Tae Kwon Do Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 09 February 2006 at 3:10pm

Originally posted by DBibeau855 DBibeau855 wrote:

I love those old typwriters with the arms that swing and hit the paper. Dont know why.

Thats the kind I had before this one.

It sucked.

It locked up every fith stroke, and smeared ink with it's old fashioned ribbon.

 


Back to Top
Hades View Drop Down
Platinum Member
Platinum Member
Avatar

Joined: 10 May 2003
Location: Virgin Islands
Status: Offline
Points: 12983
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Hades Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 09 February 2006 at 3:12pm
I have both the old typerwriters and the newer electric. They just collect dust.

Back to Top
Frank Zappa View Drop Down
Member
Member
Avatar

Joined: 01 September 2005
Status: Offline
Points: 218
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Frank Zappa Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 09 February 2006 at 3:12pm
Ive used one a couple of times just for the hell of it.
It's all a conspiracy.

Edgar Cayce>you
Back to Top
mbro View Drop Down
Platinum Member
Platinum Member
Avatar
Original Forum Gangster

Joined: 11 June 2002
Location: Isle Of Man
Status: Offline
Points: 10743
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote mbro Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 09 February 2006 at 3:12pm
Type me a letter

Don't blame me, I voted for Kodos.
Back to Top
procarbinefreak View Drop Down
Platinum Member
Platinum Member
Avatar
Budget Medical Procedures Available

Joined: 12 June 2002
Location: United States
Status: Offline
Points: 12750
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote procarbinefreak Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 09 February 2006 at 3:14pm
Originally posted by mbro mbro wrote:

Type me a letter


me too
Back to Top
reifidom View Drop Down
Platinum Member
Platinum Member
Avatar
Zatoichi

Joined: 10 June 2002
Location: United States
Status: Offline
Points: 7420
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote reifidom Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 09 February 2006 at 3:14pm
I used to have one but it crapped out on me. It had that scent of hot glass fuses and warm metal. I would love to have another one. There's something about writing on a typewriter that's so much more appealing than a word processor.

Back to Top
Tae Kwon Do View Drop Down
Platinum Member
Platinum Member
Avatar
Best Forumer of the Year 2006

Joined: 30 July 2003
Location: United States
Status: Offline
Points: 6120
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Tae Kwon Do Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 09 February 2006 at 3:16pm

Originally posted by reifidom reifidom wrote:

There's something about writing on a typewriter that's so much more appealing than a word processor.

I'm telling you, it is the noise.


Back to Top
Hades View Drop Down
Platinum Member
Platinum Member
Avatar

Joined: 10 May 2003
Location: Virgin Islands
Status: Offline
Points: 12983
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Hades Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 09 February 2006 at 3:17pm
Clack - Klack - Clack.

Back to Top
Benjichang View Drop Down
Platinum Member
Platinum Member
Avatar
I pwned Leroy Jenkins!

Joined: 03 January 2004
Location: R'lyeh
Status: Offline
Points: 12518
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Benjichang Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 09 February 2006 at 3:22pm
Had one, but it died. It allowed you to save documents you typed if I remember correctly. Also had a correction button that worked flawlessly. Worked for a couple years, then took a crap one day.
Back to Top
-ProDigY- View Drop Down
Platinum Member
Platinum Member
Avatar
strike 1 4/20 faliure to follow sig rule

Joined: 20 December 2002
Location: Argentina
Status: Offline
Points: 7268
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote -ProDigY- Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 09 February 2006 at 3:36pm
I couldn't live without my typewriters.

I've got an old vintage (1920's - wooden spacebar and all) typewriter that
was a birthday gift from my girlfriend and an IBM Selectric II for more
practical use.

There's nothing more satisfying than typing on a typewriter. It's so relaxing.   
After a bad day I just write and write and write and always feel better
afterwards.
Back to Top
sporx View Drop Down
Platinum Member
Platinum Member
Avatar

Joined: 03 July 2005
Location: United States
Status: Offline
Points: 5619
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote sporx Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 09 February 2006 at 3:42pm
I just enjoy typing random keys as fast as I can so I
can push the thingy back over and I keep on doing
that forever. Great stress reliever.
Back to Top
Dazed View Drop Down
Platinum Member
Platinum Member

Romped around naked in thorn bushes

Joined: 13 February 2003
Location: United States
Status: Offline
Points: 3874
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Dazed Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 09 February 2006 at 3:47pm
I want a good typewriter. My attempts at writing by hand degenerate into crabbed garbage after a page or so in one sitting.
Back to Top
Tae Kwon Do View Drop Down
Platinum Member
Platinum Member
Avatar
Best Forumer of the Year 2006

Joined: 30 July 2003
Location: United States
Status: Offline
Points: 6120
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Tae Kwon Do Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 09 February 2006 at 5:08pm


Back to Top
DBibeau855 View Drop Down
Platinum Member
Platinum Member
Avatar
IIIIIMMMMM BAAACCCKKK

Joined: 26 November 2002
Location: United States
Status: Offline
Points: 11662
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote DBibeau855 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 09 February 2006 at 5:09pm
Heh, you look like you are on your way to becoming a reporter.

Suspenders, havent shaved, pushing for a deadline all topped off with a typwriter.
Back to Top
procarbinefreak View Drop Down
Platinum Member
Platinum Member
Avatar
Budget Medical Procedures Available

Joined: 12 June 2002
Location: United States
Status: Offline
Points: 12750
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote procarbinefreak Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 09 February 2006 at 5:13pm
nice
Back to Top
 Post Reply Post Reply Page  12>
  Share Topic   

Forum Jump Forum Permissions View Drop Down

Forum Software by Web Wiz Forums® version 10.03

This page was generated in 0.375 seconds.