Quite a contract for the university. Great story.
That Junior always reminded me of something, but I couldn't get my finger on it. Seeing the photo above (with Eugene) finally opened my eyes. We have breadboxes here in Germany that happen to have pretty much exactly the same shape. (Makes me think whether there is a market for breadboxes that look like typewriters...) I fully disagree with the behavior of using typewriters on a plane as well. That's nothing but posing and clearly selfish. As much as I like typewriters - if someone sitting next to me on a plane would use one for a couple of hours, I'd not be amused.
Great to know I'm appreciated somewhere! Thanks for posting this info. I admire my Junior-like Winsor (thanks to you!) on a daily basis and, yes, it does look like an old breadbox, as I recall them from the 50s and 60s. Its functionality as a typewriter in such a small package puts it up there with the Underwood 3.
Appreciated here too. Glad I've been pronouncing Lettera correctly all this time!
PS: There were some occasions when typing on a plane with a Lettera 32 was a necessity, I'm afraid. If my arrival time in Sydney from a departure in Singapore coincided with my deadline in London, I typed copy while I flew. Missing a deadline was never an option when your company flew you half way around the world.
I think in the days when typewriters were everyday tools, this must have been tolerated much better by air passengers. There was probably a smoking section on board, too!