The poems and typewriter-thoughts of Mark Petersen
Nice job on the feet.I have no idea about the box! That looks like a typical '20s or '30s handle, but ....? If it's a typewriter of some sort, I'm guessing something odd like a teletype.
Thanks!It isn't a typewriter...
Box! I love boxes.... I love secret boxes! What is it? Ummm.... Okay, it has toughened corners, and a handle capable of handing a bit of weight - on an object that doesn't need to be kept too firmly stable. I agree with Richard that it's 1930's. I just love the look of the box actually. It feels really purposeful. But the top lifts, and not the bottom... so it's not your normal typewriter or other kind of gear, so it is likely to stay in the box for the most part. Teletype? Maybe... Ticker-tape machine? Possibly.... The bump resistant edges tell me that it would have traveled a lot. Could be something electrical... I've seen similar boxes protecting projectors. Also, protecting film canisters. And it is square enough for that. Recordings as well. HmmmThere's a possibility of it being a typewriter toolkit. Hmmmmmmmm...... I need to think about this more.
Who doesn't love boxes? Right? And this is an excellent one. It is not a typewriter, but I feel like simply due to its age it deserves to be on the blog.
What's in the box? My wild guess is a gramophone.
Secret boxes are great! That is one VERY nice KMM. Is it a Singer sewing machine in the box?
Ah, a classic KMM. I use corks to replace feet for the most part. Might the box hold an old dictating machine?
That KMM types fantastically! The typeface is nice and clean, very attractive, and looks nice and small. 10 or 11 CPI? I really want to know what is in that box, damnit! Also, a Birthday to you, Mark!
I don't think it is much smaller than a normal typewriter typeface.I'll show you all what's in the box soon. If not the next post, the one after. That's a promise, in my next two posts I will show you all what is in the box.
Ooooh a surprise box!A rather large, handsome, surprise box.Hmmmm.For some reason I keep thinking that it's got a 1920's video recorder of some sort. Hmmm.Can't wait for the reveal!
Video Recorder? 1920's? Nat... I think we need to have a bit of a talk....
One of yall got it right...