Its always great to receive feedback that breaks my mindset outside of the echo chamber of my own thoughts. Expands my worldview and perspectives.
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.
With some typewriters, just putting words on paper is a great way to play!
When a typewriter reaches 100 plus years… the fact that it was a barebones (cheap) typewriter from day one. You must give it credit for a job well done. Types well… even if the feel is low end.
The seller knew the carriage might just be locked… and no repair needed. They were right!
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.
Looking back, I saw the Everest K2. I bought the Everest. Enough said.
This 1908 Underwood, had a odd looking lever. Turned out to be a backspacer. Which is why several years ago I had to have it.
Could not find much info on the Viscount (made in Japan) in 1961, Length 12 inch, Height 3 inch, Width 12 inch, Weight 8.8 lbs. and it looks nice.
When you own a 99 year old typewriter that types like it was 12, you know just how lucky you are!