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Hurry your highness, the peasants are revolting!
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:
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:
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:
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.
There are other Royal Caravans, too:
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.
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
The show on YouTube was up for a day then removed for edits! Here it is again.
I am the assistant producer of a TV show! The show is about vintage cars here in Victoria BC, and is the brainchild of my friend Joey. I first got involved last year when I designed his book on vintage cars, and we’ve moved on since to doing local TV.
In March we shot the video for the second episode of Vintage Cars of Victoria for Shaw TV. Orlando Carillo set up and directed the shoot again, and it looks like a good one. This show features the mascot & hood ornament collection of Jim Colwill, who has been collecting since he was 15 years old. Jim’s retired now, so just imagine what he’s got. But wait, you don’t have to – we’ve just done a show all about it! Here are a few still shots taken by my assistant producer and buddy, Don Nathan. The show is almost ready for broadcast, and I will be advising as soon as it goes out on YouTube as well.