This tuesday, we welcome some new friendly folks to the Analog Tuesday family. The good people behind the Old Fort Typewriter Co. are going to be coming in, and will be bringing a few new 'friends', in the form of sexy old typewriters along with them.
Have an old typewriter that you need repaired? Want to learn more about these cool machines? These are the people that you need to talk to. On top of this, there will be paper, and envelopes for you to send someone a letter the old fashioned way, and we're really excited to have them on board. Let's geek out on a couple of these machines.
We've recently acquired a Jet-black retro Underwood 320 that is the bee's knees when it comes to portable typing. Made under the auspices of the merger betwen Olivetti and Underwood (acquired under the Italian firm in 1959), the Underwood 320 was all the rage in the 70s.
Here's a quote from a 1970s Eaton's ad for the Underwood:
"From one of the most respected names in typewriters, Eaton's brings you the Underwood 320. It's a precision machine with features you'd expect only in a more expensive model. Automatic tabulator; 86 character keyboard and segment shift; push button variable line spacer; horizontal and vertical 1/2 spacing; 10" cartridge and two colour ribbon. It comes in jet black with matching carrying case. The perfect combination of lightweight portability and big machine features. "
This beautiful example has gorgeous glass keys, and dates from the 1930's. Your fingers will glide across the keys, as your heart beats time with each keystroke.
Come on by, and bring your flipper fingers to unseat the reigning, two week in a row champ who happens to be me. I've been getting pretty cocky, and have probably annoyed most of my coworkers reminding them of my awesome pinball skills, so do us all a favour and show me a little humility.
DJ Nick Bandit
Our man from Minnesota, will be bringing a crate of rare wax to spin for your listening enjoyment all night, along with a mystery guest dj. It wouldn't be Analog Tuesday if there wasn't a needle sitting on a tasty groove.
Ms Protagitron will be stopping by with some wool and needles, to help you with all of your stiching requirements. She's pretty busy with work these days, so hopefully a few friendly knitters will come on board over the next couple of weeks to help her run this part of the night. If you're interested, please feel free to get in touch.
We've got everything from Jenga to Operation, but if you are into something a bit more deep, ask one of the staff to get you a copy of Ticket to Ride or Settlers of Catan. Games go great with beer. Just sayin'
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