Freitag, 28. September 2012

The Collection: antares compact

The Collection: antares ‘In the series "The Collection", new typewriters at maschinengeschriebei are presented. Today, it's the two-tone antares commonly called the "Antares compact". In the night sky, Antares is the brightest star in the Scorpius constellation. It is a red super- giant star, its radius is approximately 883 times that of the sun. Even though.the antares typewriter brand is named after such a huge thing, the machines the italian brand started to produce in 1954 are pretty small: The antares compact is 73 mm high and 3.6 kg heavy - without the plastic lid. The typebars are very short, giving the antares a snapgr typing feel, but I have to say that this also results in a "speed limit"; the antares is not a good choice to win a speed typing contest, it is really required to type carefully and rather slowly. The shift mechanism is a tilting of the carriage, as seen on the Hermes Baby. After all, the typmng feel is good, but with the downside of considerably slowing down your typing. The quick brown fox jumps over thalazy dog. THE QUICK BROWN FOX JUMPS OVER THE LAZY DOG. !"*%&( )_'/9‘ §+:?-3--..= F1'23456789éé.‘ 1155, .- antares (compact) C—2lO886-105 ' This awesome post was brought to you by the mighty Typosphere

4 Kommentare:

L Casey hat gesagt…

A very nice Antares you have there! I just did a post with my Antares Parva, and I have to agree with all you have said about it. A nice, snappy typer; with a required slow, precise typing method.

Also, the case on yours is rather nice.

shordzi hat gesagt…

Da hab ich gerade die passende Broschüre dafür:

Dwayne F. hat gesagt…

That is an interesting little machine. I wonder if any of the compacts really shine at speed typing.

Bill M hat gesagt…

Nice typewriter.

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