Posts by Dr. Boli

BEGINNING OF AN EPIC.

Royal Heritage

Transcribed below. For our correspondent Daniel, we point out that this machine has a Magic Column Set button, but the key that moves the carriage to the next Magic Column is just labeled “TAB.”

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A SERIOUS TALK.

Tower Constellation

Transcribed below. The typewriter is a 1963 Tower Constellation, made by Smith-Corona for Sears Roebuck, with Elite Gothic type. It is possibly unique in the world, since Elite Gothic was not offered as an option in the Sears catalogue, so this one had to be a special order from a serious and determined typist.

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LETTER TO THE EDITOR.

Royal Safari keyboard
Magic Columns®!

Transcribed below. By special request of our correspondent Daniel, this one is written with a 1968 Royal Safari, which deploys the awesome power of registered-trademarked technology: Magic Margins®, Twin Pak® ribbons, Touch Control®, and, instead of a tabulator, Magic Columns®. What is the difference between a keyset tabulator and Magic Columns? Magic, of course! Otherwise nothing.

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THE VISITORS FROM THE STARS.

Smith Corona SD 760

Transcribed below. In spite of its blocky appearance, this text is printed from a daisywheel; but Tempo 10 is the type style you want if you’ve always wanted letter-quality printing that looks like dot-matrix printing.

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