18 Mar 2014

Everest of Brazil

1948 Everest Mod. 90 148373















There were quite a few rust spots visible on the paint, enough to be rather distracting. I decided that using my painting pen to cover them up would not be compromising the story and condition of the typewriter, and I'm glad I did it because it really improves the appearance, yet you can still see where the rust is because the paint doesn't match perfectly.


Sent from my new Everest Mod. 90

12 comments:

  1. This typewriter has TONS of character! And beautifully photographed, as always.

    The typeface is great.

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    1. Brother to your red Everest which has a similar level of character!

      Thanks. :)

      It's fantastic. I'm curious, I know your Everest has an italic typeface, but is it similarly a bit wider than 10cpi? It probably does since your paper table looks to have the same markings as mine. Of course, the italic is much less packed in.

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  2. Congratulations on the freat typewriter! It is always special when you know the history behind a wonderful old typewriter. Nice clear typeface too!

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  3. "Built like a tank and with a quirky Italian design" I know exactly what you mean (my Everest Mod. ST). That's a stunner!

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    1. These earlier Everests are such sturdy typewriters. It's a sturdiness that might be seen as crudity, although I wouldn't call it that. Not that much of this really pertains to your comment. XD

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  4. The nice lines of this machine easily upstage the few dings. Fine surprise, indeed!

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  5. I do like the way the hood pops up :)

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  6. MOS definitely and O in MOS and yours has a golden wing where mine has a silver one. The puzzle persists. SA sin SA Serio possibly aren't someone's initials but stand for Società per Azioni. SpA/SA. So sort of like Inc. or Ltd. The understated design of these does make them easy on the eye and the crinkle/gloss contrast is reminiscent of Olivetti's Studio 42 faceplate (though not quite in the same league as the Olivetti with its red tab key etc).

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    1. You're right, it definitely is. Just looking at it casually, it's not very clear but in your close-up it's obvious.

      I figured the bit about SA later on after I was looking up the history of the Sabb and Juventa that preceded the Everest.

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  7. Idle thought. Could the odd character width be down to the metric system? Maybe measure it in cm and it'll come out a nice round number.

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    1. I'm quite sure it's that, but of the other European typewriters I have measured, most of them aren't noticeably larger than 10cpi like this is, and like the Torpedo is.

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  8. Again, more luck for us Typospherians! Your new machine is looking wonderful. Think it was a good idea to use the painting pen on the rust. Not only for looks but also for protection.

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