Where the buck stops…

Remember Harry S. Truman, he had a sign on his desk: “The Buck Stops here!” meaning that responsibility came to its resting place at his desk. It would not be passed on to someone else or another department.  I miss that type of thinking. I looked at what I typed and I alone am the blame for its content, not the way of the world… not the media… its all GEE!

1958 Oliver

I double down for “understanding and peace”…

There is so much about the world I do not understand.  Lots of things people do and say is beyond my ability to accept… but with time perhaps understanding and acceptance will come.  We just need to give others more time… not take away a life-time…  there is no chance of change in that.

1958 Oliver
1958 Oliver

The Oliver 3 no one seemed to want…

I had seen worse… own worse in fact.  I offered a price the seller thought was way low… but said if no one bid on it in seven days I could have it at my price.

The spools did not turn… I kept punching holes into the ribbon as I attempted to see what the problem was.  I  kept cutting off ruined ribbon… until the roll was almost done… then things began to creep and crawl and spin and turn and the next thing I knew I had a page of type … no more holes in the ribbon (what is left of it)… And the day ends with a smile!

1905 Oliver 3 Typewriter
1905 Oliver 3 Typewriter

Never say never… when a Oliver 5 is concerned.

Two years ago I bought an Oliver (Bat Ear) typewriter and it was a major disaster in my collecting career.  Paid to much for a hunk of rust.  I obtained parts, bought a manual and watched You-Tube video’s regarding repair.  Then one very hot day… I had the carriage removed wanted to put it back on and like a square peg; made things worse than when I started.  So I said never again.  Then this one came my way… works sort of… I used my Everest to post (fitting).

1910 Oliver 5 typewriter Plus 1960 Everest
1910 Oliver 5 typewriter Plus 1960 Everest