Still, I’m most proud to show off my Montana Luxe, especially because of its unique bright red keyboard.
I have long been drawn to the more distinctive and later Montana design, perhaps better known in the US as the Carlton.
But while the Luxe is just another Baby, it is nonetheless a very beautiful Baby. And great to type with, too.
On his Portable Typewriter Reference Site, Will Davis says the Turin typewriter company Montana “was launched [in 1950] for the singular purpose of manufacturing perfect license-built copies of the early version of the Hermes Baby.
“Montana appears to have produced a decent, but not significant, number of machines overall, and cannot be considered anything but an also-ran in typewriter history.”