By Gabriel’s second visit to our shop, he was certain that he wanted a sturdy, ‘big box’ typewriter on which he would write stories. He patiently sampled the action on a dozen-odd machines but simply could not decide between the 1941 Remington Rand Standard and the 1945 Royal KMM. So we proposed a blindfold test, not just to reduce any visual bias but also to limit the stimuli so that he could focus only on the action of writing on these keyboards. The Royal won out.
Photo at Top: EMMA LAZARUS’ poem was inscribed at the base of the Statue of Liberty. Its most moving lines, embracing immigrants, wrap around the poster:
“Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free. The wretched refuse of your teeming shore. Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to me. I lift my lamp beside the golden door!” Passersby at Philly Typewriter write thoughts on the red, white and blue Royal 1960 typewriter--the only model with this patriotic palette ever manufactured. Here, Imogene Parker, 6, types for the first time. ________________________________
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