Knowing that the Zephyr was a train…

When you don’t have to look it up but know that Zephyr was a train… then you are of a certain age.  Like having used a phone with a dial you spun to call a number…

Update: Had I looked up the meaning of Zephyr I would have learned it was a gentle breeze from the west, the Greek god of wind… and lots of other interesting things.  As well as the fact that 12 Passenger Trains that ran into Chicago and in the state of Illinois (where I grew up) used Zephyr as part of their names.  As a result I locked into this one view of the term instead of its many.    Which is one of the nice things of not limiting oneself to an “echo chamber” of thinking and perspectives.

1938 Corona Zephyr De Luxe

Seville 3000 (In a great pumpkin color!)

I was impressed that the plastic on this Seville, no cracks and not brittle.  Then I put the outer lid back on (it cracked and a chip broke off).  But then the outer case lid the most exposed part of the typewriter.  The typewriter itself for over 40 looks & feels great and it’s orange color looks like it would glow at night.  (It looks like a Citizen XL  (Columbia) and was made by same manufacturer.

1970’s Seville 3000