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.
Is all you need to set things right. 52 years ago this one came to type and never stopped its so Royal.
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.
I type on the Woodstock #4 and ramble about nothing much… which is a good way to celebrate on a Woodstock.
When you type you have time to take the time to experience the things you would have missed in the high-speed internet age!
March 31, 2012 I posted for the first time. 892 posts later I continue.
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.
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.