So, you may have noticed that I have a thing about typewriters… Years ago I passed up a typewriter described as Ox-blood red and have regretted it ever since. When I made the Kowal Portable, I based it on the Ox-blood red machine.
This is not the exact model typewriter that I passed on, but it has the same paint job. It is a thing of beauty and will be arriving at our house next week. This is a Duotone Royal from, probably, the 1930s.
Am I a geek? Yes, I am.
Do I mind? No, I do not.
The paper rollers are a little flattened but we have a good repairman who can probably swap them out. As I was telling a friend, the silly thing is that I don’t actually compose fiction on these although I keep meaning to give it a try. I just love the way they are beautiful and utilitarian at the same time.