Thursday, May 31, 2018

Typewriters On My Brain 24/7

As you all know, I love typewriters and using them. Back in high school, I used to borrow my mom's 1968 Royal Signet Portable Typewriter not only for school papers but also for writing poetry and fiction.


1968 Royal Signet Portable Typewriter


I had an opportunity to bring home the Royal Signet Typewriter the last time I visited Manila back in December 2016 but I didn't and in hindsight, I really should have taken it with me. I'm sure my mom will gladly give it to me. I didn't take it with me because it needs a lot of repair and restoration work done on it because the metal frame/body has a lot of rust spots and sticky and discolored keys and I don't know how to restore it without further damaging the machine and I don't know anyone in Colorado Springs who can restore it. Over the last 9 years that I've been living in Colorado Springs, I have been debating on buying my very own Royal Signet Typewriter that has already been restored but I kept talking myself out of it mainly because I technically already have one it's just located halfway across the world from me and I wanted to see if there is a machine that is not too boxy like this one and a bit more lightweight wouldn't hurt either. Well, I found one that I really like and therefore am lusting and obsessing over: The 1963 Royal Royalite '64. Weighing in at around 8 lbs, has rounded edges, available in this lovely butter yellow color, the tab stops are located at the top behind the paper table so it's easy to adjust just like with the Signet, it has a retractable paper support arm and it has a ribbon color selector located on the right hand side towards the back of the frame just before the right side of the carriage unlike the Signet. I am hoping that Tony's Typewriters on Etsy finds one for me.


1963 Royal Royalite '64 Portable Typewriter





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Finished Writing

Helena and the Dragon — it's currently undergoing the editing and proof reading process. 


Finished Objects

All Shawl by Doris Chan - yarn used was Bernat Softee Baby Cotton, Feather Gray colorway, 60% Cotton, 40% Acrylic, DK weight, total amount used was 749 yards/354 grams; used a Clover Soft Touch hook US size J/6.0mm




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Market Bag - yarn I'm using is Bernat Softee Baby Cotton, Feather Gray and Aqua Mist colorways, 60% Cotton, 40% Acrylic, DK weight; using a Clover Soft Touch hook US size




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