Royal Quiet De Luxe

Transcribed below. We must issue a correction: on February 5, we presented this machine’s identical twin—identical in every way except that it writes in Elite type rather than Pica—and dated it 1948. That was incorrect; the twins both come from 1949. The 1948 Quiet De Luxe, identical except for the color, will make an appearance shortly, followed by the 1950 Quiet De Luxe. We saw the 1953 Quiet De Luxe a while ago. Dr. Boli likes the Quiet De Luxe.

A Bad Poem.

I thought I’d write a glad poem.
It was too sweet by half.
I tried to write a sad poem.
It only made me laugh.
Instead, I’ll write a bad poem—
Yes, that should take care of it.
Perhaps a slightly mad poem.
I’m sure you all will love it.


  1. Maypo says:

    All of these wonderful posts raise the question: How are these written? Does the good Doctor own all of these wonderful machines? Rent them for an afternoon from the local typo-rental shop? Travel the world in your private jet visiting oligarchs that collect typewriters? Or, in anticipation of this yearly homage to splendid machines, did you write each poem during the year the instrument was first available?

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