I have been cleaning up a Maritsa 22, which I will show and tell about tomorrow, hopefully.
Also, to prove that since posting on the Citizen, I have stayed on the same wave-length as Adwoa (who has already posted on the Maritsa 22), a couple of nice Triumphs, and there is a Mercedes and a Klein Adler thrust-action on their way.
As well, I am dusting off a Torpedo and a Bluebird for comparison. So I haven't been completely idle, at least not typewriter-collecting wise.
This is The Pink Panther Typewriter. As I mentioned in a post on the Cole Steel, the pink version of that portable really appeals to me, but is way out of my current price range. This Oliver has vaguely similar lines. So I decided to have a bit of fun and put the little Oliver in the Pink.
This is one of those machines made in Croydon in London which is part of that large family which also includes later models of Voss, Swissa Piccola, Japy and others. As you can see, the British Oliver typewriter company was still using the distinctive, original style of Oliver brand name.
In case you are looking in horror at what I have done to this nice little Oliver Courier, let me say I have quite a few of these machines, all in the same drab grey.
And as someone who grew up in a town called Greymouth (which an art deco-typewriter collecting friend of mine described the other day as "aptly-named"), I've had quite enough grey for one lifetime - although I do forgive it in such things as the Underwood Champion-Universal, the Royal Quiet De Luxe and one or two Imperials.
Anyway, anyone who has read my book (it's on the way Peter, Anna and Tom, I promise!) will know that I love pink typewriters. This is just one more for the collection.