Author: Jeffrey Albertson
The slug is mightier than the pixel
1941 Royal Companion
A few words on the Royal Companion.… Read More 1941 Royal Companion
1939 Royal Arrow
A Slower Pace of Play
Democrats set to hold legislative seats covering Dunwoody
DUNWOODY, Ga. — Unofficial results from the Secretary of State’s office show Democrats well ahead in three legislative seats covering Dunwoody. Final vote totals in the Peach State must be certified by Nov. 28. Current election standings show Republicans will enter the 2023 legislative session with a 32 to 23 Senate majority and a 101… Read More Democrats set to hold legislative seats covering Dunwoody
1937 Olympia Simplex
The 1937 Olympia Simplex has no frills, but packs the classic Olympia snappy punch.… Read More 1937 Olympia Simplex
Remington Portable #3
Remington portable typewriters went through multiple early modifications before the Number 3 displayed below. The early version had a slide mechanism that raised and lowered type bars before use. The Number 3 has type bar that are at rest until used. This Remington was serviced by MC&T Electronics in Tucker, Ga. Resource: “They were produced… Read More Remington Portable #3
Nothing like a hot shave
Seems as if the first mention of shaving was a cavemen using a seashell or sharpened rock. Good thing better options are available today. Written on a 1958 Optima Elite 3.
The Perfect Cup
Links: James McMurtry – Hurricane Party ; Ink Spots – Java Jive. Written on an Underwood Noiseless portable.
From Rousseau (1755):
The above paragraph is from Jean Jacques Rousseau’s Discourse on the Origin of Inequality. While the words are over two-and-a-half centuries old, they are still relevant in our existence.
School zone traffic cameras
A recent story I wrote takes up the issue of school zone traffic cameras in the city of Dunwoody, Ga. “The traffic study conducted for Dunwoody in early 2020 found 2,319 speeding violations in three school zones in one day. The number reflects only those vehicles traveling 10 miles per hour or more over the… Read More School zone traffic cameras
Dunwoody Typewriter Pop-up Market
If you are a typewriter enthusiast or just interested in the machines, we’ll see you on Saturday April 30 from 9am to 1pm at the Farmers Market at Brook Run Park. People who visit can write a letter to someone for a small cost that will include an envelope and postage. More information available at… Read More Dunwoody Typewriter Pop-up Market
End of legislative session notes
The 2022 Georgia General Assembly session ended fifteen minutes after midnight on April 5, spilling over from the prior day. More details are below. Link: 👉 Georgia Legislature adjournment sets stage for campaign season Link: 👉 Governor signs mental health, substance abuse bill
The little victories
Very few people have lived unaffected over the past two years. Don’t forget to celebrate the little victories. Post written on an Erika 5.
A harsh reality
By now enough time has passed to digest what happened at Congregation Beth Israel in Colleyville, Texas. Here are some thoughts about reaching out to your Jewish friends and family in time of tragedy.
Gas in the tank
Just about everything put in print or online over the past few months has been generated on either an Olympia SM9 or an Erika 5. Both German manufactured. This round is on a Royal Arrow from 1939, an American made machine.
What are you going to use that thing for anyway?
Every now and then, that question comes up. A typewriter is meant to write. Nothing more, nothing less. It does one thing perfectly. Comments were written on a 1939 Erika 5.
Forgotten art: Letter writing
The Olympia SM9 was used for this writing.
The typewriter never let me down
Merle Haggard’s famous baritone line from 1966 laments, “Tonight the bottle let me down, And let your memory hang around.” Here’s a story about when I was let down once. The machines here is an Olympia SM9 paired with Tomoe River A5 paper. Not quite onion skin, but close enough.