I know someone who has a typewriter collection. By this I don’t mean he has a couple typewriters. He has lots of typewriters. And he has amazing typewriters. And he displays them. And they are indeed wonderful. They are purely mechanical and as far as I can tell they all still work, with some being over 100 years old.
|Camera & Lens||Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XT (Canon) & 24.0-105.0 mm||Shutter:||1/25 s|
|Creation Date:||2009:04:12 09:07:11||Aperture:||f/4.0|
|Exposure Mode:||Normal program||Focal Length:||105 mm|
Lots of people these days are creating steampunk artifacts – things that look like they are old-timey. Lots of brass and switches and cogs. That’s all well and good, but this is the original steampunk. I love all the intricate metal parts. The spools and reels and keys and whatever else these things are. I don’t know more than what he’s told me and what is written about each. I know that this one is a Royal Standard typewriter from 1906. I know it has some wickedly cool keys with apothecary symbols on them. I don’t know much else, but it doesn’t take much for me to appreciate it. I just love the rows and rows of metal keys.
I hope you like it too, because I’ve got some more pictures, coming up soon.