Thursday, February 28, 2013

Royal "P" portable, 1931

Walt in his usual garb, hanging out at the post office. Photo courtesy of Carol.
Walt unveiled, somewhat. Photo courtesy of Carol. (THANKS, Carol!)

10 comments:

  1. Congratulations! What a wonderful gift! The typewriter looks fantastic, even new. The typeface is very nice. good job with the WD-40. I await the re-inking results.

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  2. That's a really wonderful gift! very attractive paint job too! If only it had turned out to have Royal Vogue typeslugs :D

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  3. Wow! A nice gesture on Walt's part. Nice machine, sir. I was beginning to wonder what had happened to you. And if the case is missing a handle, you could pull the same trick I did on my Royal. Works like a charm.
    Congrats on a nice typewriter.

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  4. Wow - what an unusual paint job. Looks kind of like a theatre prop. (I just sent off a 'surprise' typer to a pen friend in VA. It's fun being the sender too!)

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  5. Sweet! At some point, I hope you get to see Walt's coffee pot collection -- and maybe blog about it.

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  6. Of all the typewriter pics you posted, I love this one the most! Mostly because the color would go so nice in my house, LOL! I picture it on a side table waiting for someone to leave a message on it.
    The second picture of Walt is stunning.
    I'm the world's worst pen pal.

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  7. Pretty! Hmm, I see my guessing skills need some work. But at least the Royal is far more interesting than another SC portable, anyway.

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  8. I looked at the first picture of Walt and couldn't help wondering if his last name might be Whitman

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  9. Wonderful story Cam, and delightfully written. Was just checking your blog today and came across it!

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  10. Walt whitman lives!!! Great story and fabulous typer! He has a couple laying around??? I wonder if he has more to gift you

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