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Saturday, 28 April 2012

The Silver Smith-Corona Super-Silent Portable Typewriter

What I've been doing all afternoon instead of answering emails and responding to comments. Not sure which is the more rewarding ...

11 comments:

maschinengeschrieben said...

Fantastic!

Bill M said...

Very nice.

Richard P said...

Gorgeous!

tr0x said...

well done, I like the metallic look!

Ryan Adney said...

I love it! Nice job!

Dwayne F. said...

So awesome!

- a typebarhead said...

I know the feeling. I've been busy over the last two weekends restoring and customizing a skyriter. Hopefully will finish this weekend and post. But ran into issues with painting over the crinkle and thought maybe I should've stripped it down first and wondered how it would look. Now I know and I think it looks good!

Miguel Ángel Chávez Silva said...

Very nice machine, indeed! I've been thinking on repainting one of my machines, maybe I'll get myself to do it one of these days.

Scott Kernaghan said...

Interesting Rob! Have you just sanded it? Or have you also protected it with a clear-coat? Id imagine that it is made from high corroding mild steel.

My Royal FP Project is coming to completion. Maybe we need a custom typewriter blog to cover things like your projects, Richards torpedo, Typebarhead's Skyriter.

- BTW Typebarhead, you can remove most of the crinkle finish with a hard scrubbing with steel wool. This would be preferable as it leaves a finish which would be suitably roughed up to bond well with paint.

Thumper said...

I saw a car done up like this once. It was sitting outside a bodyshop. It was a 68 Dodge Dart with a supercharged hemi poking out of the hood. I assume it had a clearcot, because even during the hottest summer days here in Missouri the humidity will rust up sheet metal in a couple of days.

Unknown said...

Anyone know how he protected it yet? Clearcoat? Wax? Gun lubricant?