* Typecast via Olivetti Lexikon 80
Sunday, January 25, 2015
Saturday, December 6, 2014
* Interesting back story: this Royal QDL came from an old Catholic convent.
* End of the school year, it's the time when faculty members have deadlines to meet. Then in a few days, I'll be flying to Southeast Asia. I'm curious what typewriter sightings await me there. Postings will be sporadic until I return mid-January. Cheers to all!
Wednesday, November 5, 2014
After an exciting exchange with Nick B. who has such a sharp sleuthing eye, here are some of our findings:
> The heart-shaped keys are most likely from an Underwood 21
> The paper table looks more like that of an L32, judging from the color. Nick, you are good!
> The red tab key is not from an L32 or any Olivetti for that matter, Nick noticed that it is not even flat
> Nick was right, voila, I found the red tab key to match that of the Rover 5000:
Compare this close-up of Gio's red tab
with the Rover's below.
I think it's practically solved. The mystery machine has a Lettera 22 body, a Lettera 32 paper table and label, the keys of an Underwood 21, and the red tab key of a Rover 5000!
Gio, it looks like you've got yourself a Frankentyper.
Monday, October 20, 2014
Typecast via Olivetti Lexikon 80
|Something movie-related: photographer and lo-tech|
reader Ping Amranand shared this Olivetti sighting with
me- a 60's photo of Joan Collins and her Lettera 22.
A pricey ebay listing at $40, but at least I saved the
photo for posterity. Thanks for yet another sighting
Ping, keep them coming! You can find Ping's website
on the sidebar.