Its just a tool…

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.

1943 Olympia

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