typecasts and typewriter reviews
Very nice typewriter. I have always liked script typeface. The Smith-Corna's is very nice.
Nice aquisition! I yearn for the day when I too will acquire a machine with a script typeface.
That is a great looking machine and a tidy script typeface. And what a bargain! It seems that every script machine I run across on ebay is in the $100+ range.
What a great stroke of luck! Peter, your good fortune in finding script typewriters is unparalleled. And I find the script typeface on this one is distinctive, too, the capital "i" looks fairly unusual. Beautiful, well-done!
Great catch! It's a very nice typewriter and the script typeface it's beautiful. I'd love to have a machine with a script typeface but they seem to be impossible to find around here...
These script machines leave me with more questions. This one, for instance - a top-line machine, well over $100 in old money, suggests serious intention behind the typeface choice, unlike a pica or elite that could be used for all-around service. Add to that the fact that some deluxe features were sacrificed to get that typeface and I wonder what was so important about typing in script - this script - that was worth the tradeoff of features? Did they complete the work?
Peter, my guess would be it was for personal correspondence rather than business or academic use - particularly if the original owner used a typewriter at work. A bit like slaving away all day on a PC and coming home to a distinctly more cheerful Mac. Always a trade-off :-) The manual is really good too.
Let me know if capcha comes back. Thanks for commenting.