1965 Royal Emperor #B 16-8285485
Status: My Collection
Created: 08-05-2017 at 01:21AM
Last Edit: 09-02-2017 at 03:09AM
Bought at auction in Japan. Was seized up but John Lavery helped me get it working. Still has some issues but functional! Monster weighs 24 kg. Worthy of the Star Trek episode that features it!
Hunter: John Munroe (jamunroe)
Status: Typewriter Hunter
Sphinx of black quartz, judge my vow.
From Toronto Canada. Tokyo-based entrepreneur since 1998 and meditation teacher since 2000. Learned to type in Grade 9 following mind-altering lunches and still experience flashbacks while typing. Mother did shorthand and typed 90 wpm as stenographer, dad pecked out haiku on his old typewriter as long as I remember. Moved to thermal printing, 8-character display CanoWord Pen 24 in 1986 when my typewriter broke, then to FujiXerox, Mac and iPhone. Bought my first typewriter of the new millennium (a Lettera 32) in March 2015. Muscle memory has graduated to neural reboot--every moment at the typewriter brings back fresh memories of type-happy childhood and visions of literary grandeur. Use typewriter for inspiration/rough drafts and computer/iPhone (Scrivener/Evernote) for polishing.
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