1948 Royal Quiet De Luxe #A-1557031
Status: My Collection
Created: 03-12-2014 at 03:05PM
Last Edit: 03-31-2014 at 01:17PM
This machine is such a joy to use! It is my favorite machine for routine typing. Despite some cosmetic messiness around the logos, it is in fine shape and types rather well.
I like its 12-point Elite typeface better than the conventional 10-point fonts on most of my other typewriters.
Having typed on several variants of this model, including Arrows and at least one other Quiet Deluxe with round keys, it seems my fingers prefer the squared-off keys of this one. My guess is that the edge provides a reassuring "ledge" that my brain interprets as confirmation that my fingertips are hitting the keys properly.
As this one receives most of my typing attention, I do enjoy having one of those black-and-correction ribbons rather than black-and-red, because making a correction doesn't require that my fingers leave the area of the keyboard.
Hunter: Dan Johnson (rdj)
Status: Typewriter Hunter
I have always loved typewriters along with other kinds of well-engineered tools and devices such as slide rules, calculators (particular HP), radios, cameras (particularly Nikons), and microscopes. In addition to appreciating their intrinsic beauty and utility, they represent "things that need to be figured out to be understood". That's how I first learned about computers and programming in the 1970s, by figuring things out for myself. It's activity in which I never seem to tire of engaging.
Although communities have arisen around other collection interests, typewriters have the advantage that those who use them also typically enjoy communicating through words, whether those words are about the machines themselves or their lives, hopes, dreams, or expressions of beauty. There's much to be appreciated here.
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