Typing my way back to nature
The scratches were from bracelets and/or watchbands. That is a beautiful place you live there.
Your theory for the scratches makes perfect sense -- thanks.
I think this typewriter has style. no doubt in a few years laptops will go retro and try to imitate it!
Once again, I am jealous of your woods. When you type outside, do the neighbors think of woodpeckers?Our Kansas winter was uncharacteristically mild. We are finally getting some rain and finding out what plants survived the August 110 degree streak. The azaleas are toast.I like the utilitarian lines of that typewriter. For lack of a better word, it does look like a machine. It would be equally at home in a film noir scene, adjacent to a factory floor, or perhaps on the desk of a mad scientist or galactic overlord in an Ed Wood film.So... mid-century ;-)
Fortunately, the neighbors live too far away to hear my outdoor typing. But the stellar bluejays hear me just fine, and often scold me for my errors.
An amazing typewriter to match the amazing background. I agree that this is not an ugly typewriter, at all; and i do value functionality over looks, too. Looks a tad heavy for a portable, though. I can't imagine carrying that big and heavy case while trying to catch a train.
Gorgeous pics of nature and machine! I recently acquired a Remington Travel Riter but have yet to get it into working condition. This post inspires me to get with it! Was thinking of doing some letter writing on our front porch, but we live in the city and our neighbors on both sides were on their porches as well: one napping and the other talking quietly on her phone. I didn't think either would have appreciated the typing just then!
Very nice!I'm glad at least someone realised it was equinox, I used to write a post at these events, but this time, I realised yesterday around 10 am... Too late for a post. ;)
Thanks for the wintry tour.I'm another person who likes the curvy esthetic of this typewriter (also found on the earlier Quiet-Riters). I have seen the worn front frame on just about every one of these that I've spotted online. Is it something about the case? Is it all too easy to scratch the front of the typewriter when putting it into the case or closing the case?Happy typing!
Great photos :)
That's a very nice looking Remington, and the worn paint gives it character! The shape reminds me of the Underwood Finger Flite. I tried one of these out once and found it absolutely flawless to use; if only I could afford the space I would have adopted it. I envy you your large barn, surrounded by gorgeous scenery too!
My daughter told me she'd love to have a typewriter and I instantly thought of you! I'm sorry I've been such a lousy pen pal of late, I know I have a letter here somewhere that I started, but I haven't been able to find it.
Do you have any typewriters that are san-serif? I grew up with a san-serif Underwood - heavy as a small car - which occupied my dad's home office. Letters and documents looked very distinctive, and maybe just a little severe. When my parents' house was sold, and the contents divided, I wanted the typewriter, my older brother wanted the adding machine - also heavy as a small car. You have a wonderful blog.
That's an excellent question, Dave.No, I don't have any typewriters with san-serif font. Now you've got me wanting one!You're lucky to have your dad's typewriter.