This is a collection of advertising and marketing tools produced by Smith-Corona in 1951. It includes scripts for radio ads, copies of advertising mats and magazine ads that appeared in 1951. It refers to Smith-Corona's tweed carrying case with the name "Silver Birch carrying case." Also, notice the Colorspeed keyboards.
Monday, September 12, 2016
Wednesday, August 3, 2016
I now have a pink Royal! I got it from a fellow Lion for a great price! He originally got it for free in Orlando about 20 years ago. This is one of my favorite typewriters!
In the 1950s, typewriter manufacturers were looking for a new way to sell typewriters. For the first time since the Depression, portable typewriters were offered in a choice of colors.
Wednesday, July 27, 2016
I traded a 1922 Remington Portable for this portable in Bremerton. Mr. Lundy had spent a long time looking for a carriage return lever for this typewriter, and I realized that one from a Royalite would work:
This 1969 Facit 1620 is the best typewriter I have ever used...it types so smoothly and is so easy to operate...it was easy without a carriage return lever, but is easier with one. In terms of color and use, it is like butter. (If you haven't seen Saturday Night Live's Coffee Talk, I highly recommend it). It is so smooth and light; if a typewriter could be made of butter, this would be it!
I just replaced the Royalite carriage-return lever with a much better Royal Custom II one...it folds and unfolds much more nicely, and is easier to reach!