Definitely worth investigating. it would've been great if the automobile manufacturers had commissioned typewriters to be custom built for them with the same badges, colours and design features as their cars.
Agreed. It is the adventure that counts. Not always the typewriter itself. I'd have done the same thing.
Me too. Love those cars.
Nice little car! I know they were not made by the same concern, but I've always been intrigued by the Ford typewriters... have you ever seen one?
I may have seen one in a museum years ago, but never have touched one.
Sometimes the safari is more enjoyable than the trophy. Interesting adventures. The Crosley was the only car we could not pull over our pit at the body shop where I worked to help restore many old cars during my teen years until I moved to VA. We had a Crosley refrigerator when I was quite young. Crosley also had the first and only RCA 500kW a.m. transmitter that ever went on the air (I think a 2nd one was built by RCA, but it was never sold or put on the air. WLW also still has and not too long ago had it on the air, their 1st 50kW transmitter. Powel Crosley & WLW both have a very interesting history.
Thanks for the memories!
Carl Sundberg, who designed the early 60s Remington portables, helped his friend Powel Crosley in styling Crosley’s late 1940s sedans.
So there IS a Crosley-typewriter connection! Leave it to you.
Yes, I remember you commenting at the time that Crosley was still a legend in Cincinnati. Apparently John Tjaarda was paid $5000 to submit dashboard designs for Crosley’s Hotshot, but they weren't used. Instead, Sundberg and Crosley did most of the styling. Ironically, Tjaarda’s son Tom Tjaarda, also a car designer, later took to designing typewriters, the SCM Ghia-designed Super G.
PS: I know exactly what you mean about a "continuing quest". It's irresistible.
How could you!? A computer-faked type-cast! You should be ashamed of yourself!
I hang my head. My luggage was so full that I couldn't bring a typewriter to California.