Smith-Corona XL 1000 and Rodenbach Flanders Red Ale

I've been a bit slow in blogging lately, but there's been lots of typewriter activity going on here over the last few months - mostly acquisitions and maintenance! Today I'm going to be playing with a really low-end typewriter while tasting a very high-end beer.  Let's see how these two contrast one another. Smith-Corona's XL … Continue reading Smith-Corona XL 1000 and Rodenbach Flanders Red Ale

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Smith-Corona Super Sterling and Insel-Brauerei Insel Kreide

This time we'll look at two really solid products, both the typewriter and the beer, and they both come in  interesting packages. Smith-Corona Super Sterling This is my first Smith-Corona of this "generation." By that, I mean this style of typewriter which they made from the early 1960s thru to the early 1970s, with the … Continue reading Smith-Corona Super Sterling and Insel-Brauerei Insel Kreide

Olympia Traveller (Cursive) & Crusher by the Alchemist

This time in my quest to find the perfect writer's typewriter I took a little detour, focusing on a typewriter I didn't actually mean to purchase. The beverage of choice features a return to Vermont's The Alchemist. Olympia's Traveller (cursive typeface) My first forays into 21st century typewriting were completely accidental. It was pure chance … Continue reading Olympia Traveller (Cursive) & Crusher by the Alchemist