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You're just teasing us with those detail shots.How does it compare to the K2?
I'll be uploading full photos to The Typewriter Database shortly. The feel is not dissimilar but I have to say I prefer it to the K2 to type on. The K2 beats it in the looks dept. though.
The various NOMDA lists actually cover Everest pretty well (for some reason NOMDA paid much more attention to Hermes, Olympia and Everest, and only occasionally covered Olivetti). A quick check of those lists indicates you are probably right about the 1951 date, but at least one list indicates 1950.I should put Everest on the front burner for updating. That wouldn't take very long and I do have pretty good coverage for both Standards and Portables all the way up to where they seemed to have stopped production in 1960.
Well, I got the date from your website Ted, so I'm relying on you. I was wondering more about a Robert Messenger-style potted history than actual lists though. I'm curious as to why so little is written online about Everests in general (though what's there is still tremendously useful).
That's awesome! Love that winged logo, and the font of the nameplate. Everest had a thing for good bells, mine is called Mr. Jingles as it rings quietly across the line of type and gives a good solid ding at the end. I wonder if they got them from an artisan bell maker back then.
The bell sounds wonderful. Keeping it ringing would be a great exercise for NanoWrimo.