The Ape (Gorilla) in question owns a 1908 Underwood 5 and types on it, which is all I needed to know to read this book. For younger readers (or young minds) well worth it.
With a serial number 9950063 it came at the end of the model year. In 1968 Laugh-In was on TV. 2001 a Space Odyssey was at the show. Apple records was started and Yale started to admit women.
PS: This is a 49 year old typewriter, not 39. I must not like thinking about the years adding up the way they do. I was 12 in 1968, adding 49 years… makes me 39…
The Barr Universal has its own unique look and feel. It is like and unlike any other typewriter. As our people… it makes me want to life my barr (so to speak) in thinking.
My first post was on a Olympia SM7 from 1961. I had heard an Olympia portable was used by Stan Laurel, which was all the recommendation I needed. Checking my typed pages I learned that it was not until September 2012 that I confirmed this information. Back then I did not even number my posts (only after I passed 250 and felt it would be helpful to keep track).
Along the way I discovered a website called Letters from Stan where they collected letters that Stan Laurel typed… in 2012 the number of letters was 1,184 today it is 1,620. Mr. Laurel died Feb 23, 1965 and the last letter they show is from Feb 20, 1965. Laurel & Hardy always brought a smile to my face.
Is all you need to set things right. 52 years ago this one came to type and never stopped its so Royal.
Letting words fly… dragging out meanings in verse or worse; laying out lines of lime colored lies or just purple prose. All examples of wordplay when the meaning of words just stresses out the day.
The Olympia Robust was a WWII German Field Typewriter, said to be used by the SS. This one was left in Poland where it was re-keyed, re-painted and years later sold as junk from a Government sale. The question then becomes is the possible use of the tool impact its modern use? For me it was so far from its original condition that I took it a step further and added more color. Now it is just a working typewriter, a tool making it’s own history.
After typing with the Woodstock #4, I tried the #5. In some respects it seemed a step backward instead of forward. Perhaps I just like the eraser holder on the #4 more…
I type on the Woodstock #4 and ramble about nothing much… which is a good way to celebrate on a Woodstock.
I look at my Remington Smith Premier 10-A everyday, I just don’t use it. I’ve had it for 4 years now, and I dusted it off to have some fun!!