The Ten Forty had some ribbon issues Maya and I could not
figure out until I discovered that the ribbon-color lever
slides to white sometimes. This typer had seen better days
but it's holding out... just 3 more days, baby!
|Guess who? Maya took this picture,|
I got it from her updates.
I actually have a video-message from Maya but I couldn't iron-out some technical glitches (I used the vid mode of a still cam); I'm sharing screen captures of her instead. In the video, Maya extends her thanks to the Typosphere for the support we've given her. Before I bid her adieu, I gave Maya a copy of the book The Iron Whim: A Fragmented History of Typewriting as a token gift for her epic 40th birthday. "When I turned forty, I ate cake," I exclaimed. Cheers to you on the last leg of the journey, Type Rider!
* You can find the link to the Type Rider website in the side box under "Typewriter News." Check out the New York Times feature here.
* Thanks to Richard Polt for connecting me to Maya Stein
* Typecast via Underwood 450/Olivetti Studio 45