This is from the Amazon page for a new roll of nylon ink ribbon:
An essential part of the cool guy’s toolkit.
When I picked up that SM3 at Goodwill, I was confident that it would be worth the $9.99 because: (a) That’s only 10 bucks! and (b) I’m interested to see the differences between the SM4, my first manual, and the earlier SM3, which I assumed was just the SM4 with the keyboard tab system. I […]
Hermes Rocket, S/N 6147192, 1968 Olympia SM3, from Goodwill, S/N 539543
The Atlantic has a nice piece up today about Linotype machines, the backbone of the 20th century newspaper industry, with their distinctive keyboards and “kachunka” noises. The article makes mention of a 1979 Texas Monthly article about typesetters, which is worth a look as well. As a final cherry on top, the author recalls Updike’s […]
Found by one Jay McTyier at the abandoned Moser Leather Company in New Albany, IN. Submitted by Gordon Jingers, Louisville, KY
And here’s a bonus video of the machine in action: