Friday, 25 April 2014

Typewriter advertisements

Typewriter advertisements changed significantly throughout the 20th century. A clear difference between the ads of the 1920s and the 1960s is the amount of color used in these ads. Way more play is used in representing these machines. Less formalities were mixed in creating a interest into the public using a commercially based advertisement for these machines. In the early days of the 20th century, the marketing had strict rules. These faded away significantly after WW2 as can be seen in the following ads.

Late 19th century (1880 - 1900)

Early 20th century (1900 - 1940)



Mid 20th century (1940 - 1960)


Late 20th century (1960 - 1990) 




Do you notice the difference that the ads have, if you take the time periods into consideration? Some old advertisements from the 20's also used color. But in the 50's and 60's, they became so much more creative.
I love these things.

Wednesday, 9 April 2014

A royal Royal

Well, the first of the three typewriters that I bought last week-end is complete. The Royal 10, that I got along with a 1909 Underwood 5 and Remington Portable. And I have to say, this wonderful typer looks absolutly stunning. What a machine!

Unfortunately I don't have any images of what it looked like before i restored. Just a dark video on youtube. But I can assure you that the machine is like new compared to the condition that it was in when I bought it. There is a new ribbon installed, and everything is polished and cleaned

A advertisement I found on the Royal 10

This however, is supposed to resemble the older version of the #10. The window panels indicate this!
It is safe to say that this is a wonderful typewriter.

Sunday, 6 April 2014

Excuses and Notice

Hi guys,

My apologies for long time no write. And at this time i won't be making a typewriter entry, except this.

Soon, a entry about my polished 1892 Empire and 1897 Remington 8 and my 1932 Royal 10 and maybe my 1909 Underwood 5 (my 2nd '09) and my Remington something portable.

See you soon.