Welcome back to ‘Filthy Labs’! I don’t really need a lot of words to introduce what this blog post is about, as the title is rather self explanatory. So welcome to the interesting, and microscopic world of the typewriter – under a somewhat dodgy and cheap 60X microscope.
I observed previously that the Orbis, Orbis-Olympia and Olympia SM1typewriters all have different grades of surface texture on them, so I decided to put them all under the Microscope to have a closer look.
These are just some quick pictures I took of my collection while I’m still trying to get to grips with his this thing works. I’m expecting some better results down the track as I master it. That said, it is pretty much just a toy microscope, which cost me a whopping $5.77 Australian – posted from China. It attaches to the back of my mobile phone with a specially made case, and has its own switchable light source that goes from bright white LED to back-light.
And we all know how much I love my black-light!
I’ve already started to see some interesting results from using the black-light, but more about that soon.