Capital C . See?

Just a quickie, an excuse to use the newly acquired “Judicial 10” Type A daisy wheel, one of the only typefaces I didn’t already own. Plus, much like the Ultrasonic I, its case had a handle that needed to be replaced. About eight feet of paracord solved that. So the two cases have matching handles now.

Eight feet of desert camo paracord using a cobra weave makes a great handle.

Since it was out to replace the handle, I used it to type up my response to the typing prompt for tomorrow’s Typewriter Club LIVE.

As you can see, both the typewriter and daisy wheel have their quirks. The p and return don’t work consistently, occasionally a character gets double-struck, and the dash brings its neighboring character along for the ride. But this is a typewriter, and as much as we want typewriters to be perfect, they simply aren’t.

Huh. I just noticed it appears to put extra space after typing a capital C. See? But not a lower case c. See?

The Smith-Corona Ultrasonic III “Messenger” sounds a bit like a tommy gun.

Author: Gregory

7 thoughts on “Capital C . See?

  1. I’m glad you like these machines – I missed picking one up at a thrift many years ago, and have always regretted it because it was such a cool-looking design (and later when I found out about the way the keyboard works, I regretted it more). Someone should love them, and it looks like you’re it. πŸ˜€

    1. They’re dated, for sure, but there is so much to love about the design. My favorite feature is the smoky cover that doubles as a paper support. It’s super thick transparent plastic.

  2. The Ultrasonic technology was prone to such glitches from what I’ve read, causing that line of E.T.s to be discontinued after a year or two (in fact they gave up on office ETs altogether) but quirky’s good and I like the look of ’em (impossible to find Down Under). πŸ˜‰

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