Saturday, February 16, 2013

Hello Chief!

Tower Chieftain III (Sears Skyriter)

I finally got to photograph this typer. It was the last addition of 2012. It was a remnant of my California restoration days with the racing Skyriters. I had wanted to refurb a Tower Chieftain to add to the squadron. Took me a while to find one on eBay. Now the problem is I don't have the space, i.e. a garage to do all the work. NYC living is tight and tiny. It's also winter so I don't want the fumes in the apt. This project will have to be put on hold until time suitable...

Say Hello, Chief! For some reason I hear the voice of Jack Nicholson in One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest. I don't even know if he even says that line in the movie, but I'm imagining.

I did take an inventory of my last years guilty pleasure purchases of typewriters. I totaled 12. Which I guess isn't that bad, considering the addiction. But it also averages one a month, which is totally outrageous for someone who originally just wanted to get one typewriter to write on. There is no denying that I've become a collector now. I'll have to do a full roll call of my collection in another post one day. I just wish I didn't feel as guilty as I do. I know many in the typosphere who find it odd, and maybe one day it will be a guilt-free process for me too, but as it stands, still feeling guilty. :))

This photo may hint to how I will pimp this into a racer if I keep to my original plans by the time I get to it.

Sunday, February 3, 2013

Imperial Spotting

IMG_1758 by soho/prince
IMG_1758, a photo by soho/prince on Flickr.
I don't see these typers too often except for in fancy furniture stores. I'm beginning to like this one very much. Maybe one day I'll find one and be able to get my hands on it. : )