Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Typewriters on TV: Kolchak the Night Stalker


Hard to tell exactly what machine Kolchak is using. I suspect a Smith-Corona Secretarial, but I have been and am regularly proven wrong about almost everything. It does happen.

6 comments:

  1. Aw yeah - The Night Stalker. I loved that show, except for all the yelling between him and his editor. Darren McGavin ruled. (:

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  2. Royal. The chrome card holder/guides are exactly like on my Royal KMG.

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  3. Great way to open a TV show. I like the way he tossed his hat onto the hat stand and missed!

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  4. Yep, a Royal would make sense. I wish I had a better look. I'm always checking out old movies and TV shows to see what they're typing with.

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  5. Royal QDL. - the first version that has the space bar that sits over the frame.

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  6. I think it's a big (standard) machine, and the vertical buttons for setting and clearing tab stops indicate a Royal. Great dramatic music and I love the narration at the end, too! An excellent example of the romance of typewriting.

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