Wednesday, August 3, 2016

1957 Royal Quiet Deluxe--in Pink!!

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

My first Facit ...Like Butter

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!