Ohhhhhhhh......Oliver green! I like it. I like it! Mmmmmmm jealous!
I wonder if Olivers were olive green based solely on their name. XDBut yeah, they're really quite close in colour!
WOW YOU ARE ONE LUCKY TYPOSPHERIAN STOP
Diikws tiy, susb'r U?!
Wow, what a fantastic score! I love the olive green and the "C" of the typeface.
Great catch! The C is identical to one on a machine I have yet to introduce to the Typosphere. It has already made a G+ appearance.
Interesting, thanks for the info! It was your Underwood I mentioned, I just didn't want to say so here on blogger yet if you didn't want me to. XD
Yep! Who would have guessed an Underwood and a Corona could have this typeface anomaly in common?
It might have been Army spec then. Who knows?
Oh, that is an absolutely magnificent find - lucky you! The typeface is fantastic.
Great find! The Q looks magnificent too, but that C is just stunning.
You're right about the Q, and it's interesting how the style of the uppercase Q is really important to a typeface, yet we hardly get to see it in use! :(
The ''C' is similar to the vertical script style?
Congratulations on the great find!*mega jealous*The typeface is intriguing, so very intriguing!
Intriguing is probably the best word for it. XD It is so contradictory!...and really amazing anyway.
VERY NICE! AND I HAPPEN TO HAVE THE SAME MODEL - SEE YOU SOON IN THE TYPOSPHERE!
Wonderful find, and wonderful machine. Thanks for sharing!
Best guess on those waywardly expressive characters is that they are ornamented to differentiate them more clearly from similar letters. There's no way you could be confused between a C and a G, or a mis-typed O. Similarly, the 8 and the & are distinguishable like the others from their near neighbours. After all, you wouldn't want to call an air strike (or whatever) on the basis of a misunderstood missive. So, the tails may be the written equivalent of emphatic letter endings the same way a radio speaker might speak the number nine as "niner", etc. Eliminating confusion in times of stress.
I had some vague idea in that direction, but I was prematurely thrown off by the Navy Mill typeface being much less quirky.http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-2ZAid8GWdIU/TrSyprU2IPI/AAAAAAAAA0k/Jgr3e208xPg/s640/IMG_2607.jpg