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Sunday, August 23, 2015

A Typewriter Riddle

Can you guess who came to my home?



9 comments:

  1. If it were H2k, there'd be skips after every "a". :D

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  2. Perhaps a Royal Aristocrat or Arrow - older brothers of the QDL. That soft left margin has me leaning that direction. Also - I see a wee bit of letter piling that is reminiscent of my Aristocrat.

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    1. The Arrow and Aristocrat are not older than the QDL but rather cheaper contemporary versions of the same machine

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    2. You're right - I obviously didn't read Rev Munk's three-part series on the QDL very thoroughly. :)

      I think the mystery machine is some kind of Royal and that the famous little brother is the QDL.

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  3. Good guess, all around! I'll reveal the answer later this week.

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  4. It's a Royal, I'm positive of that. Is it a model O or P?

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  5. How about a pre-Selectric IBM?

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  6. A Hermes 2000 would have a scale on the silver paper-holder-thing in front and also they have a metal type-guide like an upside-down "V" at that spot where the type hits the platen.

    Hermes 3000 is out, too, since it has plastic card holders and no such black metal things.

    So IMHO the famous little brother is more likely not a Hermes Baby.

    My best guess is an Olivetti Studio (42?) which would make the little brother the Lettera 22. It should have metal paper rollers though and also I wouldn't know where an Olivetti Studio 42 would have been ahead of it's time.

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