EDIT- While editing my last few posts about watches, I inadvertently managed to edit this older post about my Smith-Corona Standard. I saved it to drafts, but thought I should just re-post it in the interests of keeping my records intact. This was first posted here sometime in the middle of 2011, so don't panic if you've already seen this post. I'm not sure if the comments already posted about this post will be deleted. If they are, my apologies to those of you who responded at the time. BTW, it's still a cool typewriter.
Gotta include the profile shot. This thing almost starts to look like some kind of miniaturised grand piano, with its flat-top design.
Picture courtesy of http://www.illamasqua.com/
Love these glass-topped keys.
This is why I'm always calling these things machines. I marvel at the intricacies of typewriters and how they operate.
This is a solid and slightly imposing looking typewriter. Once I get a new ribbon for it, it'll get a little more regular use.
While writing the typecast above, I noticed that the letter 'e' was punching holes right through the ribbon...like a Thompson machine gun!
Maybe that's why it was sticking?
Thanks again for reading!
The little snippet stuck to the top of this typecast is taken from "Red Wind" by Raymond Chandler. First published in "Dime Detective", January 1938.
This edition taken from "The Big Book of Pulps", Edited by Otto Penzler, Published by Quercus, 2008