Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Asbestos: A Typist's Best Friend?

Well, maybe not. Don't mind me, I'm just trying to identify the typewriter that was the model for this drawing. I'm thinking a round-top Royal QDL, myself...

Asbestos! Use it on your desk! On your clothes! Near food!

(from the Modern Mechanix blog)

5 comments:

notagain said...

looks like the older round-keyed QDL, from the shape of the carriage return lever.

Richard P said...

Mmmm ... spray the whole room with DDT while you're at it.

Scott Kernaghan said...

I agree. Early QDL, and 100 series bakelite telephone. Although, I have no idea why the phone needed a shingle, as it got neither particularly warm, or noisy - as the ringer was an external unit.

vikram said...

And paint the walls with that vibrant lead-based paint! The Romans did it, and look at their achievements so many centuries ago!

Jasper Lindell said...

Don't they claim that the downfall of the Roman empire, among other things, was caused by their lead pipes and the lead-poising that resulted? Ignorance is strength...