I like the Royal's arm sitting akimbo, but for me the Remington's smile is a winner. And "Made in the British Empire"? Weasel words if ever I saw them.
Underwood, not Remington. Sorry
Excellent! I believe we have a great developing story here, and we'll all better be able to relate these depression era machines to each other after the dust has settled! Well done, I say and keep them coming! I hope it's as much fun to do as it is to read.
I'm sorry, but the absence of a bell on a typewriter is like a car with no steering wheel. I wonder what part of the British Empire put the Royal together? I remember, growing up, that "Empire Made" was often seen on goods - perhaps second-hand by then, I suppose. Great contest!
I love the look of the Underwood. Probably because I don't have one, and therefor lust for it. But my passion will need to remain unsatisfied. I have acquired my last typewriter.
Very entertaining, I look forward to the next round.Bantams were all made in 1938. Wasn't that still the Depression? Or were we in an anemic recovery then, as we are now?
I used to have a Corona Junior, and I still have a Remington Junior somewhere. The Remington is a bare-bones machine with only the most indispensable features; the Corona at least had a backspace. It also had a better typing feel and action than the Remington; alas, I had to let it go. But if I had to compare them, I'm pretty sure the Corona would win hands down that shoutout.
Those are some wonderful looking typewriters. I think I need to increase my 1930s era part of my collection.Wonderful post. I look forward to the future ones.
Well, run and tell your mother! I just finished a marathon fitting a fractional to my beloved Imperial Model T and what do I see Robert doing? Platen surgery. My usual rut is once I can drag myself away from my typers is to jump online and see what Mr M is up to. As he said of needing four hands [or more] I was struggling with the l/h end of my Model T and trying to hold the platen line feed cog against it's spring, the line feed selector and it's associated parts [3 more springs] in place and fit it into position when the phone rang...It is now all in place and works perfectly, meaning my IGCM T is 99.99% there, it just needs it's ribbon shuttle adjusted for full red printing to make it the cat's whiskers.BTW:Excellent photos for a solo effort Robert!
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