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How to use the Emerson typewriter

by | Mar 18, 2023 | Uncategorized | 6 comments

The company’s instruction manual for the Emerson must have baffled a few users back in the day. It’s both unnecessarily technical and completely lacking in illustrations. I decided to make a new, illustrated user’s guide for a friend, an expert in American thought, who will be receiving my Emerson as a gift.

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  1. trentreker

    i'm hearing the "DOES NOT COMPUTE!" computer voice from the original star trek when i got to (do not use) the mainspring tension adjuster. also, a spoiled kid; "but i WANNA! i WAAAAAANAAAAA!"

    not an incredibly insightful comment but it's what i got. very cool idea executed in the most excellent way.

    oh now. now it's bill & ted. . .

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  2. Ted

    Nice! I notice that there are more than one project running where people are building new technical documentation for these old machines. I'm thinking specifically of Kolby Kirk building an Oliver service manual. I suspect that's going to be the only way these things come into existence, because pre-war technical documentation seems to either be super-rare, written for a pre-war technical mindset (and not easy to follow) or possibly never existed. Bravo!

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  3. Richard P

    Ha ha! I suppose that warning will make it irresistible.

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  4. Anonymous

    Neat typewriter. I'd like to see a video of it typing.

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  5. RobertG

    Oh yes, i can 2nd that – when I gave my eldest daughter the Ames manual for fixing her Noiseless Portable, she came back with an alarmed "but it's all written in code!" :-)

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  6. Anonymous

    Nice post thank you Misty

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