Formerly known as "Magnificent Machinery" at drtypewriter.blogspot.com, this page contains posts of me and my typewriter collection that has been around since January of 2010. The typewriter collection consists of typewriters from most of the 20th century, and even the 1890s. Please enjoy.
Friday, 6 December 2013
My Underwood Typemaster, was my first ever bought, and one of my favourite typewriters to use. A absolute joy to be able to put my ideas on paper through the quite, extraordinary machinery of this beast. I have written over 300 pages on this typewriter, and it is stil ready to go another 3000. The machines is very strong, and has a very interesting power-space system, belt driven by a chain and teethed wheels. The machine works like a charm, and considering i bought this machine for $3.00 back in '09, this baby is one of the best purchases i have ever made based on performance, even to this day.
The power-space escapement system, or part of it, as the rest of it is mounted to the tabulator banister.
The drive chain for the escapement system. A rather brilliant system, when you see it in operation.
And a top video of the chain drive. (Above and Below)
A dissassembled typewriter. The body parts are removed and the structure is clearly visible.