Well, with Little Flower Petals, Strikethru, and clickthing doing this, I thought I'd join in... and up the ante.
I find all my typewriters have a personality. So, I thought I'd introduce them... trust me, they will have each have their own post, when I have 5 minutes to typecast.
So, without further ado, and in chronological order of acquisition, I present to you,
Being blue-green and all, the SCSS (circa 1955) was my first acquisition, found cleaning out my grandpa's apartment when we moved him into an assisted living facility. I'd been wanting a typewriter for a while, and this one fell into my lap. I'd say it was destiny.
Personality wise, the Silent-Super is just the typewriter next door. Moody little thing, to be honest. But I don't want to get into that right now. The SCSS is my workhorse when it's working, fun to write just about anything on.
Gift from my parents
I affectionately call the QDL my noir typewriter. There's something about it that speaks of mystery, of stories yet to be told and dark betrayal. Yet at the same time, the looks are so innocuous, so clean cut and classy.
Antique show find
The #3 is my journalist's typewriter. Or at least that's what I feel. The #3 is covered with nicotine residue and the keys are well worn, the action snappy after oiling. There's something about the size of this thing, about the feel when you take it out of its wooden case. It just doesn't feel like a typewriter that stood by and let the world pass. This machine was part of something happening... wish I knew what. Only clues I've got are the nicotine and flattened feed rollers that speak of a time spent outside the world...