On the way back home from Milwaukee, I got to return to my old haunts in Chicago (where I lived for 6 years) and see my friend Ton S., whose report on the visit you can find here.
Here's Ton in his office, where his MP1 is proudly displayed.
The "reveal": I bought his Omega II. Looks just like a Princess, and it's a good typewriter, but it doesn't feel as smooth as the German original. (I sure look like a conehead from this POV!)
Then there was still time for a little typewriter hunting on the road. This rusty and dusty RNP7 for $77.50 was, unfortunately, typical of what I saw.
|A simple UB Royal portable from 1940 had these "suggestions" with it, so I took the opportunity to snap a couple of pictures:|
Here's an Underwood 5 with a familiar-looking printout from my website.
I got home without acquiring any new typewriters. Just as well—if my count is right, I already had
15 16 in the car!