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Failures

by | May 3, 2016 | Calanda, Erika | 16 comments



Here’s the Erika M I admired in Boston:

And the one I just got (the paper support is missing):

Nick’s Calanda:

And the one I bought:

Olivetti endures.

16 Comments

  1. Rob Bowker

    Hey! With failures like those, who needs success?

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  2. Ryan Adney

    That looks like the letterhead for a Ritz-Carlton. Putting on the Ritz, Mr. Polt? Even though you rub shoulders with the movers and shakers remember your roots in The Revolution.

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  3. Ted

    oooh, Calanda – nice!
    So, hob-nobbin' with Hanx, eh? :D

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  4. x over it

    Hurrah! Forgive my cheering at your failures, but I'm glad you've found yourself a Calanda. Hopefully yours needs less work than mine!

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  5. Joe V

    I recognize that typeface! The Hermes 3000 Nekkid-Riter shares the same typeface.

    I didn't know The Donald was into typewriters! (Joking…)

    My dad, about five years before he passed on, had an estate sale and cleared out what was a virtual museum of knick-knacks and curios.

    You did very well with the poetry, I really thought some were quite sophisticated. No shame in not doing 30.

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  6. notagain

    I was impressed with all the poetry. Did you ever get a copy of The Stuffed Owl?
    Sounds like you had a good month though.

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  7. theshytypospherian

    I have yet to see a failure from you, friend :) Both of your new acquisitions look exciting! I also have an Erika M that requires some maintenance. Should you come across anything notable, would you be so kind as to share? Kind regards,

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  8. Richard P

    I do not have The Stuffed Owl, but have enjoyed much bad poetry over the years. I don't know whether my own work rises to the level of William McGonagall, though.

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  9. Richard P

    Sure, I'll post about the Erika soon.

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  10. Mark

    Oh man, you were so close to doing it! But it's not a failure, some of the poems were quite good and it got your creative juices flowing… that's worth the time and effort for sure.
    I love the Erika… I need to get mine serviced someday. It needs new rubber and deserves professional attention, it is a Fraktur machine after all. It is safely tucked away on a top shelf waiting for me to have money for it and to finish some other projects. That Calenda looks sweet, really strange looking machine. Great finds!

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  11. Richard P

    Mmm, a Fraktur machine — that is very special.

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  12. notagain

    My favorite was Julia Moore, The Sweet Singer of Michigan. But your point is taken.

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  13. Anonymous

    On the other hand, your typecasts are always a great success. :)

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