Tuesday, January 8, 2013
Rhinos Love Torpedo 18 Typewriters!
Rhinos also love rare shafts of winter morning sunlight. But, they practically swoon over Torpedo 18 typewriters. What isn't too love? The action is light and snappy. The generic European cursive typeface is very attractive. And besides, Torpedos often come in colors that help the mighty rhino hide from potential predators.
This is a curious feature of most of my cursive/script typewriters: they come in really odd and/or boring color combinations. The Royal Futura has an amazing typeface and is two shades of Borg grey. Almost all Facits are Viking gray, but it is a most boring color for a script machine. The Olympia SM-9 comes in off-white with the dark grey keys.
Could it be that script machine users were trying to keep a low profile? Who knows.
This is a great correspondence typing machine. It came by way of ebay last year. The special paper is from a test series Claire ran on her Christmas Sharpies. She has a routine for testing new pens and pencils. The photos were taken with my new Sony NEX-6. Yes, I am in love with this camera!
Thanks for reading!