|My slate workbench is currently occupied by a high school Honors Biology insect project. The floor will have to make do.|
|Correction: I double checked as noted below and determined this machine dates from 1938.|
|I swoon over chromed paper table logos.|
|The enamel and brass on this badge show this machine's 74-years of service and storage more than other portions.|
|The texture on the top section is a giveaway that this portion is plastic. However, as you look at the other photos, you'll notice how well this color matches the painted metal lower section.|
|The chrome is thick and beautiful and the edges on the controls are nicely smoothed and polished.|
|Could any of the German speaking readers comment on the shop key tag? Notice the Spanish tilde key - kind of funny in line with the German shift lock and margin release.|
Thanks for reading this typecast! This typewriter is a joy to write on, but takes a little practice and a subtle hand given the hard platen. It is snappy and light to the touch on par with a well tuned Torpedo 18.
UPDATE: To read more about the history of Triumph typewriters and similar models, visit:
It is interesting to note that the Triumph Durabel on Shordzi's blog resembles my NORM-6 more than the NORM-6 shown on Machines of Loving Grace. Much gets lost in the history of relatively obscure machines. It does not deserve obscurity as it is a wonderful machine.
If you are curious about the cards I typed on, visit the first entry on the topic at http://vintagetechobsessions.blogspot.com/2011/11/analog-record-keeping-and-kansas-city.html