How can the same company which made this sexy little race-car of a machine
go ahead and produce a clunky camel like this?
I've got one of the first, though it's in the more common blue that Cormac McCarthy used until recently. When a local seller went on eBay to sell one of the latter, still in box, for $100, and then re-listed it for $50 when there were no bidders, I was sorely tempted to drive by his operation and pay some cash for it. Manual typewriters are not typically a thing you have the opportunity to buy new in box. And there's nothing like a nice solid desktop machine for smooth typing.
But the more I looked at the picture, the more I knew it could never be. There's no harmony between the keys and the body, and the keys themselves look like ungrateful, chunky lozenges. I knew that, once the thrill of unpacking it was over, I'd be stuck with a just another boat anchor to store in the shed.
Besides, I have too many of the damn things already.