About this blog

This blog is about the daily activities in a busy typewriter shop. I want to share with you the many interesting people who come in here, the beautiful machines I get and most of all the great typewriter stories that people share with me!

Sunday, July 30, 2017

The Amazing Story of Ilya Zorn (and her gold Royal typewriter).


Ilya Zorn - date unknown.



Ilya Zorn's 1949 Royal Quiet de Luxe










No matter how the machine looks, always check the typeface!




Double Pigeon Chinese Manual Typewriter form the early 1970's.

People think it's some kind of printing press.

There are 2450 characters in this type tray.

There are 1750 characters in this additional type tray.


I really like this dealer sticker from Miami.

A Hermes Baby from Hong Kong.


from down the road in Woosta.






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5 comments:

  1. Fascinating story with the gold Royal. There are no before photos, but the after look like its new.

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  2. Another wonderful blog post. Ilya must have been quite a woman!

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  3. It would take ages to type a blog post on that Chinese typewriter.

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  4. I can see why you'd need a type chart for the Chinese typewriter since the characters on the type slugs would be flipped. Would love to see this amazing machine at work!

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