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29-11-2015 05:36:32  #31

Re: The American Gallery

Fleetwing wrote:

Yes indeed.  Wonderful lighting and composition, like Uwe's earlier pictures in this thread.

It may be faint praise to say that Uwe's 1964 Royal Empress image would not look out of place in a gallery of contemporary photography, but I'd go further and say it would be one of the ones which would make you stop a second and actually admire the photograph.

"Damn the torpedoes! Four bells, Captain Drayton".

14-12-2015 18:27:03  #32

Re: The American Gallery

Very nice photos and machines. Thank you for posting. specially the artistic pictures from Uwe.


15-12-2015 22:59:06  #33

Re: The American Gallery

1946 Underwood Universal Portable


My first clean up job! So exciting to be working with these machines. Gave the casing a tender scrubbing with soapy water and my trusty toothbrush, cleaned and lubed parts in need with Hoppe's Gun Oil, and gave the keys a good once over. (Any recommendations on a metal polish for the shiny bits?) Still have some work ahead of me, but I'm looking forward to it!

Overall, the old girl types like a dream and has a beautiful tone. Thank you all for the information you've contributed to this site! It helped like nobody's business!



17-12-2015 15:46:02  #34

Re: The American Gallery

BangoDeschain wrote:

1946 Underwood Universal Portable
(Any recommendations on a metal polish for the shiny bits?) Still have some work ahead of me, but I'm looking forward to it! Bango

I use Flitz Metal Polish. Gentle and it does the job nicely. Nice looking Universal. My advice after reading your test typing: Stay out of hotel management. (=

Best regards,


"We didn't exactly believe your story Miss O'Shaugnessy. We believed your two hundred dollars."

17-12-2015 16:24:47  #35

Re: The American Gallery

Bango, I see what you did there....

Back from a long break.

Starting fresh with my favorite typer. A Royal Futura!

17-12-2015 17:04:13  #36

Re: The American Gallery

TypewriterGuy wrote:

Bango, I see what you did there....

 ​Glad you took a shining to his type sample... Just a reminder everyone, the threads in the Typewriter Photo Gallery sub-forum  are meant for photos only. The idea is to have threads dedicated to typewriter images without the interruption of photo-less posts.

"To save time is to lengthen life."
     Thread Starter

17-12-2015 18:04:29  #37

Re: The American Gallery

Message received Uwe! I'll just mosey on over to the portables sub-forum ;)


01-6-2016 22:54:56  #38

Re: The American Gallery

I'm finally getting some pictures of my machines uploaded.
1957 Royal FP



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Smith Premier 4 typewriters are cool!

01-6-2016 22:55:28  #39

Re: The American Gallery

1957 Royal HH


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Smith Premier 4 typewriters are cool!

01-6-2016 22:57:04  #40

Re: The American Gallery

1956 Smith Corona Skyriter



Last edited by Uwe (02-6-2016 11:57:15)

Smith Premier 4 typewriters are cool!

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