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