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  1. Michael Arau says:

    Be careful with that hard platen. I was listening to Austin Typewriter, Ink podcast and according to them you can break your type slugs right off. Ye-Gads!

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    1. mcfeats says:

      Wow. According to one video I watched on the Blue Bird, one issue is the distance that the typebar has to travel to reach the platen. It requires effort. Seems like a fault in design.

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  2. Bill M says:

    Nice looking typewriter. I never typed on one.

    Looks good for Florida and the East Coast to avoid the brunt of the storm, but even the good side of a hurricane can cause a tremendous amount of damage.

    Look on the bright side, there are more storms churning around out there on the ocean. Hopefully none will gain strength.

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    1. mcfeats says:

      The other good news is that I have leftovers for the next several days. I might have over done it.

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  3. L.T. Hanlon says:

    “A Torpedo packaged for the British market?” Isn’t that like twiddling one’s thumbs while Coventry takes it on the chin?

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    1. mcfeats says:

      Naming a typewriter company “Torpedo” should have tipped everyone off.

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  4. L.T. Hanlon says:

    We don’t have too many weather emergencies here in Chicago, but during occasional power outages, I’ve fired up the battery-powered shortwave and enjoyed reception free of electrical interference.

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    1. mcfeats says:

      I have a solar radio coming in the mail. It has some other features, too. I’m looking forward to tinkering with it.

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      1. L.T. Hanlon says:

        Those radios are useful in emergencies — and just generally for folks who love gadgets.

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