Check out the rubber key covers. I’ve only seen those on a Royal Portable Standard “O” model on a YouTube video. I’ve never seen those on a desk machine. I personally don’t like the look of them. I think the glass keys are far more attractive. I suppose some collector may find the rarity of some value, though this machine isn’t in very good shape. I suppose someone who really wants those key covers could remove them and place them on another machine.
I didn’t have time to take pictures, so I just borrowed these pics from Machines Of Loving Grace. I would encourage everyone to visit the site for a detailed overview of these machines (and while you’re there, take time to visit the entire site). Richard Polt also features his black & white DLQT (which he dubbed “the squad car”) HERE.
I just came across a post called “Key Writers: Famous Writers With Their Typewriters” over at The 1955 Hudson, and it features many pics of, well, famous writers with their typewriters, what else? Check it out.
William Faulkner, Hollywood, 1940s
My sincere apologies to Richard Polt for borrowing his photos of his typewriters from his blog, and then using them to concoct this absurd scenario. But, well, I couldn’t resist. His Turbo Torpedo got me thinking about his “Squad Car“, and I couldn’t help but ask, why not? What if…? So, again, I beg his forgiveness for doing this to his beloved machines.
And remember: Don’t exceed 75wpm when Smokey is around…