The Royal Quiet De Luxe Typewriter — Shawn Blanc

The Royal Quiet De Luxe Typewriter — Shawn Blanc.

This Royal typewriter belonged to my grandfather. He learned to type on it 70 years ago. I wonder if he had to hunt and peck at the keys as I do now.

It is an interesting device. Fascinating and interesting and frustrating and wonderful, all in its own ways. How often do writers today pine for a distraction-free writing tool, one which gives you nothing but your thoughts, a blank page, and the means to put your words onto that page. This typewriter is the very embodiment of what so many wish for today.

An oldie but goodie from Shawn. It is often true that what many of us look for in our modern devices is a recreation of what we had long before them.