21 de septiembre de 2011

Calanda K51


Calanda K51, originally uploaded by shordzi.
Cats just LOVE typewriters!

Via Flickr:
Portable typewriter Calanda K51, serial number 33531-K-51, from 1951. Made in Switzerland.

7 comentarios:

  1. To me, the cat seems to be asking, "WHY did you put me next to this strange object?"

    Now if the cat was laying on the typewriter, it would be more convincing! ;)

    Cute picture though. Interesting how many typing enthusiasts are also cat lovers. I certainly am!

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  2. Yes, she has this asking look. She had walked in the picture while I was shooting the Calanda. So I guess her look means: "When will you finish with this photo nonsense and finally feed me?"

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  3. Hello, Kitty!

    Glad you received the Calanda, Georg. Looks like it's in fine condition! How does it write? Carriage/ Basket shift?

    It reminds me of an Everest, aesthetically-speaking.

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  4. Hadn't heard of that brand before, I'm curious how it types as well. Cute kitty!

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  5. Hi Adwoa, I am really happy about this typewriter, which I believe is a third generation Calanda. It has carriage shift, but a special one in the sense that not the whole weight of the carriage needs to be stemmed, rather it topples - don't know if this is the right word - to the back, which makes for easy capital letters. Of my three Calandas, this one is in best writing condition, I only need to change the ribbon. As Toni Witzemann said, the Calanda is somewhat of a Cinderella, a gem to be discovered.

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  6. @ notagain: Will Davis was the first one to cover it on http://machinesoflovinggrace.com/ptf/Calanda.html - it's still kind of rare, but since this first coverage some more have shown up in collections.

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  7. Anónimo8:03 p. m.

    My kitty, Cameron, loves my typewriters. It's a tie for him between my typewriter collection and my sewing machine collection. Give him half a chance and he'll have thread all over himself and the room. None of my dogs ever expressed any interest, but every kitty does! Richard K/Texas

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