Saturday, December 28, 2013

On Display

P1110026aOlivetti Lettera 22


P1100811aUnderwood Universal

P1030411BCorona 4

P1030414BRemington Ten Forty

P1030413BRoyal Mercury

P1060465aRemington Quiet-Riter

P1030419BOlivetti 21

P1030409BOlympia SM9

P1030416BRoyal Magic Margin

Post-Script: The problem with collections is that you get fond of each member, even if they are just pedestrian, middle-of-the-road examples. On the other hand, once the zombies start through the hedgerow, one's feelings might change.

Regarding the display shelves, I'm thinking instead of a cabinet that each shelf will be floating, supported from underneath by brackets extending out from the wall, tied into the studs for security, and deep enough for the feet of the typewriters, but the front keyboards might overhang a bit. A bit of trim along the front edge of each shelf would secure the feet from sliding off the shelf. Four shelves, two machines per shelf, means I could display eight machines in a space of only three feet or so of wall space, with the ninth machine on the desk in use. Don't ask me what I'm going to do if a tenth machine joins the others.

Typecast via Olivetti Lettera 22 and Sony A390, various typewriter pictures via Lumix G-series cameras.


Blogger Strikethru said...

Lettera is, in my opinion, the very best of the ultra-portables by a mile both in the way it looks and the way it writes. I treasure mine. Nice collection!

9:20 PM  
Blogger Richard P said...

That Corona is a beauty. Glad to see that your Mercury doesn't suffer from the discolored keys that are a common problem.

Maybe we should all pick our "when the zombies come for me" machines.

4:15 PM  

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