B.A.R.O.P. vs. University Writing Center

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The Old Remington Quiet-Riter has a new home and a special purpose. The Writing Center at the University of Central Arkansas now has corner dedicated to the Retrotech Arts, complete with a B.A.R.O.P. There’s also a suitable vintage table and chair, courtesy of my good friend Jennifer, whose lot in life is to keep the Writing Center tutors knowledgeable and fresh.

I have it on good authority that the paper roll is full of daily poetry, cryptic messages, and mysterious intrigues. All this despite the fact that not one of the tutors is old enough to remember typing up footnoted term papers on the real clanking deal.

This is the first of many projects planned this year using the manual typewriter/B.A.R.O.P. combination, so stay tuned.

I’ve got a lot more typewriters, a whole box filled with Big-Ass Rolls of Paper, and students who aren’t afraid to use them.

Big-Ass Rolls of Paper, Part Two

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Just when I thought it was safe to get back on Ebay, a little search turned up a couple of good finds. I’m talking about that big-ass roll of Kerouacian paper that someone else snagged not long ago. Well, I’ve found about about 144 more rolls. It’s teletype paper.

Take a look HERE for the canary, Army surplus teletype paper (sans carbon).

Peek over HERE for the carbon, multicopy paper rolls with carbon.

This is a good news / bad news situation, though. It seems they’re only sold in boxes of 12 right now and the shipping is crazy-high. Not to worry, I’ve left a note for the seller asking about selling singles. Anyone else interested?

Hey, I’m just here to help.

UPDATE: The seller is willing to part with these individually, so if you’re interested, click on the link and contact him. His name is Mike and he sounds delightful.