...typing for peace, democracy, and the glory of the Typosphere
Well put, Rob.The deeper I get into typewriters, the more I put a premium on focus. It's been Olivetti for me. So I'm now thinking of a Studio 45 and its re-branded Underwood 450 variant. Two colors of a Studio 44. You know, "some spurious connection with what I already have." Great close-up of the typebars and clouds. They've got some spurious connection.
Connection could be rays of sunshine with sparkling type... or wandering aimlessly, like a cloud?
That sure is a handsome machine. I go along with your thoughts on collecting. Now that the initial rush of enthusiasm has waned, I'm looking only at machines that give me an emotional response, and I have to remember to check the typeface before passing them by.
Thanks. It looks a LOT better after a clean. It also works now, which it didn't when I picked it up.
Beautiful typewriter...and the best of all worlds, from my perspective. It is an Olympia (quality writer and great touch) and its got that black crinkle paint which I first fell in love with on my Royal QDL.Thanks for sharing!
That's one of my original criteria met at least - it is black!
A good machine, no doubt. I got an SM1 recently too and like it a lot.
It is a good machine to type on and doesn't come off too badly in a head-to-head with later models. Tweaks here and there, a redesigned segment etc, there's a noticably better feel to later models. But I also think square keytops are more forgiving of the casual typist than round. Bigger target!