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Monday, 30 September 2013

Fifty Shades of Grey Typewriters (Part II)

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7 comments:

TonysVision said...

Another extremely enjoyable and interesting set of photographs. It is fun to play the game of identifying the typists and the typewriters, although I am only a raw rookie at the latter. And the only typist I am sure of is Eleanor Roosevelt (4). Possibly Margaret Bourke-White in 19. Typewriters, other than those identifiable by their decals - Underwood, probably No. 5 (16), Royal Arrow (32), and Smith Corona (41). Great photos - thanks Robert.

Rob Bowker said...

Great show! And not a sign of typewriter abuse in sight. I walk past the house with number 37's windows regularly.

RobertG said...

Oddly fascinating, seeing the machines used in ernest. Even when the images are posed the machines are still everyday objects. (Where did you get so many pictures?)
Thanks for these postings :)

Like Tony, is fun to see what can be identified. Nice to see the early RNP in 2, grading school work I guess. And 13 has the DeLuxe case too, clearly affluence there. The Rundstatler in 5. The setting for 21 is intriguing. Lady 37 clearly typing on her Remington Victor T Portable... (Greenway House?)

Now why would the lady with the helmet in 15 using the RN6 (?) wear two wristwatches?

Bill M said...

38 & 47. Now that is what I like. A lady that can repair her own typewriter and one that can build them.

Very nice photos. Thanks for the posts.

Like some of the others I like to try to determine the model of the machine and the name of the user. Many more I do not know than those I do know.

Richard P said...

#41 is a lovely photo, my favorite.

I think #45 is Ayn Rand, and #48 is definitely Gypsy Rose Lee.

ZetiX said...

Nobody? Seriously - nobody? O.K. - I'll have a go down the shadowy-grey path: it's a shame that the office dress code off photo #8 did not catch up... ;)
On a more serious note: great photos! Thank you Robert.

#22 is a t-shirt opportunity for a lady though

TonysVision said...

You MUST give us the captions at some point, Robert!