Hurry your highness, the peasants are revolting!
Early Royal Caravan
Royalty don’t travel in caravans, unless fleeing the country. However, that never stopped the use of the word Royal from being applied to caravans, or any other thing. Here’s yet another example:
Royal Caravan: the typewriter
I picked this up last week. It’s a variant of a fairly common typewriter known as the Adler or Triumph, Tippa or Contessa, and of course Royal Caravan. It types well and is full featured with basket shift and tabs. Royal typewriter had a previous version that was not portable, although they always call these things portables:
Royal Caravan as used by Bob Dylan in the 60’s
The term “Royal Caravan” does not return the typewriter very high on the search results unless you specify the word “typewriter” however. The most interesting Royal Caravans in my mind seem to be travel trailers – here’s the most well known example:
Buckingham Palace Collection
This one was presented to Prince Charles and Princess Ann in 1955 when they were short enough to get through the door. It’s a miniature version.
no peeking at the royal children please!
There are other Royal Caravans, too:
hotel in Indonesia
Here’s a famous user of the latest clone, presuming from the source that it is Kubrick typing on one of the yellow iterations of the Adler/Triumph/Royal/Tippa/Contessa/Caravan.
Kubrick I presume?
You will see many of these on Etsy for way too much, but it seems that yellow and orange are now popular retro-nostalgia colours!
Seen last summer
Can’t afford either one! OK, maybe the Remington, but $130? I have a Deluxe Model 5 already…I think it was $25.
Oh to be on the road in my VW with my Streamliner beside me on the seat, typing as I drive along. Ridiculous, you say? Yes, but how many people died because some idiot was typing while driving? My guess, very very few. How may have died because some idiot was talking, texting, or browsing their smartphone? My guess, thousands. Once again, the typewriter proves its worth.
FROM VINTAGE CARS OF VICTORIA:
(I’m an assistant producer…. and website manager for this project.)
Two Saturday’s ago, August 20th, we shot Episode Four in my TV series “Vintage Cars of Victoria”. This show features three Corvettes, a C1 and two C2’s. That’s lingo f…
Source: Episode 4 in the Works
For years your picture hung on my bedroom wall
In my bookcase, your hockey instruction book
On my record stand, the song they wrote about you
In my drawer, your autograph
In my memory, so much
Goal 544, when you busted the Rocket’s mark
I got out my Brownie to record the event on the TV
Goal 600, sitting with my grandfather in the Montreal Forum
The crowd went wild
For the incomparable
with my Brownie Starflash
The show on YouTube was up for a day then removed for edits! Here it is again.
Windstorms rip the sky
Tearing at clouds
Release the deluge
Once living leaves drift silently
When naked branches quiver
A rotting carpet soon to join
Above them bare trees shiver
Fields of flowers
With nectar sweet
Are now asleep
Their peace they keep
The bee retreats
Within the hive
The shivering mass
Will keep alive
Before the blast
The birds are few
In the bush
They hide from view
But on the tree tops
Can be seen
The golden buds
A future green