Note: This is a long one. There are a lot of images and scanned documents, as I kept everything that was left in our machines. I think that they will say volumes about the flavor of the day, perhaps more than the typecast itself. I am going to try to present images in the best order I can, interspersed with relevant text. What came with the Oliver will be posted immediately after the typecast, followed by photos and text from the type-in itself. Sorry for the infodump; I didn't realize I had so much until I began scanning! So take a potty break, get a snack and drink, then pull up the seating implement of your choice and enjoy!
The PDF's of the manual and advertising can be found, in small size, here and here and for full sized versions, here and here. Again, huge thanks to JP of Anything Goes for converting the JPEGs into PDFs!
And now, onto things from the Type-In and after...
Raffle first prize winner, typing on John Lennon's Imperial!
Me typing on Plumeria, with some hellacious performance anxiety!
Big IBM in the foreground is also ours. Picked it up there. Young lady in the foreground provided the awesome Polaroid of Plumeria above. Thank you!
The 'Belle of the Ball' at home, next to mustachioed duct tape.
And now for the famous machines:
Orson Welles' typer that he wrote 'War of the Worlds' with. Couldn't get a photo of the info card for him or John Lennon; too many people in front.
John Lennon's Imperial. It was right next to Ted Kazynski's stripped-down typer.
And now for a bit more Oliver worship:
I hope to see you all at next year's type-in!
On the way home, I got choked up again thinking about the documentary and how much use the Oliver saw. The previous owner wanted the machine to be shared and enjoyed, and that it certainly was. I think she would have been ecstatic. For those of you who couldn't go, please check out Christopher Lockett's Facebook page for information on his documentary 'Typewriters (In the 21st Century)' and to L.A. Marler's website to view her typewriter artwork and for purchasing information.
There are angles I didn't cover, for them, check out Streamlines De Luxe
and A Typewriter A Day Keeps the Doctor Away For names I forgot, photos that I should've taken and didn't and two more, unique perspectives. Also, please forgive my gratuitous typos; I really can type much better than that...and can spell 'almost' without spellcheck.
Use proper spelling and grammar as weapons (and thank you for reading this incredibly long post!)
PS-Check this out, the Aristocrat, Remie Noiseless and Ollie 5 made it into a publication! (second photo down) An irreverent and fun read.