Royal typewriter

Stumbled across an american-made typewriter with portuguese keyboard. It has about 80 heavy years old. The weight is about 22 Kilos! I didn´t resist to make a photo trip around it. Amazing and solid piece of machinery…

All photographs by António Marques – © António Marques Photoblog

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6 responses

  1. starcruza

    What a find! Your shots are awesome!

    April 29, 2012 at 08:01

  2. mariekonst

    Really cool shots! 🙂 Love the macro and sharpness.

    May 4, 2012 at 15:48

  3. Jorge Ledesma

    I love it !! Sometimes as you well know – Photography is all around us. Great set Antonio.

    May 10, 2012 at 17:32

  4. OH, this is great! I love great captures of machinery. Some machines are art hiding behind usefullness.

    June 22, 2013 at 00:03

  5. This reminds me of when I lived in a small town in the interior of Brazil (1967-69.) I was teaching English at a ginásio and had to use a typewriter like this in the priest’s office to type worksheets and tests. It took me about three months to get used to the slightly-different configuration of the keyboard to accommodate accent marks in Portuguese. I was always a poor typist and that made it even worse. And, of course, typewriters don’t have delete or undo options.

    Thanks for taking me on this memory tour with your wonderful photos.

    July 13, 2014 at 11:00

    • António Marques

      Quando era miúdo, brincava com máquinas destas no emprego da minha mãe… São objectos com muito peso – literalmente – e personalidade. Obrigado por comentar e partilhar, CJ.

      July 13, 2014 at 22:30

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