...typing for peace, democracy, and the glory of the Typosphere
The first shot of the case looks very cool. But no soviet star, please, remember the story how Olympia (Wilhelmshaven) was founded after World War II - Olympia engineers escaped after the war from the original factory in the soviet occupied part of Germany and built a new production line in western Germany, Wilhelmshaven to be exact. Meanwhile, production was taken up again in the original factory and in 1950, a court decided that the Wilhelmshaven company could keep the Olympia name and the east factory was renamed Optima.
In that case it would be bad taste. I'm not sure I'm up to an oil painting of Giotto's quality - but maybe some Lazarus-related iconocraphy could work?
Thanks for this nice post. Magnifying glass and toothpick are my favourites, too! I also think that a Red Star would complement the ground colour.
I confess to a sewing needle for cleaning smaller fonts...
The SM2 is one of my favorite designs. It's simple and elegant. Plus, I really like the O.D. Green paint on yours, as it makes me imagine a war correspondent crouched in a foxhole somewhere.If you're looking to really clean out those typeheads, give VM&P Naphtha and a toothbrush a try. I use it all the time to expunge goopy dust and ink. Leaves them looking like they were manufactured yesterday. Just be sure to cover the rest of the typewriter, as that stuff likes to splatter everywhere.
Sounds like evil stuff. I have never come across it but I'l keep an eye out - sounds thorough!
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