This was my favorite from the weekend. The machine is electric, needs a ribbon cartridge and relatively common, but the placement with black velvet is 100% win!
More from the same antique mall...
|Note the changeable key on this SCM electric.|
|This QDL was nice and overpriced.|
And back to normal machines...
Witness the King of the Ginormous Carriages. Dang.
|Nice Remington. It had pretty good action.|
|This Underwood species is not the best typer around. Nevertheless, I have an interesting variant to show off in a future blog entry.|
|Bow before the huge and powerful Royal Empress! The action felt good on this machine and the price was right. I had no place to put a beast like this.|
"Recent" is a relative term. With kids in middle and high school and two working parents, time has flown by. Some of the machines below are from April and May, but that seems just like yesterday.
This brother deserves two photos. Finding a German keyboard in middle-America is an odd experience.
Yet another Galaxie. It seems to me that the age of machines appearing in thrift stores and antique malls is creeping upward. That would make sense as households are liquidated and cleaned up.
Two Royals. The white QDL was an interesting sighting. It functioned perfectly. Alas, it had a standard typeface dating back to the earliest Royal portables.
"I am Futura of Borg. Prepare to be bored to death by my color scheme."
This poor Underwood was probably harvested for its keys.
Finding any Hermes in the wild is rare in my part of the world. This one worked well and I was sorely tempted to bring it home.
I've been impressed with the light action on the Underwood standards I've found in the wild. They aren't sexy, but they appear to be good machines.
I'll leave you with a really nice Remington portable located in one of the better monthly antique stores in the Kansas City West Bottoms.
I'm pretty far behind in my blogging. The good news is that I typed almost everyday during our family vacation. The night before Tesla's birthday, I hit the 50,000 page view mark. That is a blog topic of its own, but it will have to wait. I also have two newer arrivals to show. One is a rarity and the other is an oddity. But first, I have yet more shooting to do at upcoming County Fairs and demolition derbies. Ah, summer!
Thanks for viewing!