Fountain pen, typewriter collecting,
and maybe more.
I did a quick OCR test on it and it did really well! Whatever it is I want to borrow it for NaNoWriMo
Ohhhh looking forward to seeing what happens on the road trip! Best of luck sir.
SM4, 'Professional Elite No. 41' is the proper name. I tend to call it 'old italic'. It's right between their Elite and Italic typefaces, a little less italic than what you'd find on an SM9.I guess SM4 because I've only ever seen this typeface on them. I may have, once, seen it on an SM9, but that was judging by the indentations left on the platen when I zoomed in on the pictures.It's an Olympa with Professional Elite No 41, anyhow. Fantastic!
Whatever it is, I like it! Can't wait for the reveal. Wonder what are my chances of getting this typeface myself.== Michael Höhne
Michael, I happened upon this as I did with my first Hermes 3000 Techno Pica.There was no typing sample, but something looked odd. I wanted an SM9 so I knew even if it were a normal Courier font I would still have an SM9. From what I have been reading the Professional Elite #41 is not readily found. It does not mean can't be found, just may take some looking. Now, next week dozens will be on Ebay.Now if I could only find Hermes Epoca and Royal Vogue.
An Olympia? (Hope you received my earlier comment...)
Sorry Adwoa, This is the first comment I've seen from you for a while.Thank you for commenting and asking.
Sorry about that, I'm typing my comments in a bloglovin frame and I guess it doesn't always work. Glad I was close with the Olympia guess, though I had been thinking it was an earlier model (SM-3 or 4).
Thanks Adwoa.It is always good to hear from you and I am glad you are still out and about in the Typosphere Blogosphere.I think sometimes Blogger is a bit flakey too and things do not always work.
I won"t comment on it until a bit later -- maybe another day to see if anyone else comments / guesses. I've rarely seen this typeface. There may be a few other blogs where it has been used.The machine with it is very nice to use. Not as good as an Underwood, but still a nice machine.
Absolutely no idea. It does look good though.
I've only seen this on Olympias, too, but maybe the real surprise is that it's not an Olympia at all...
I got this one on my Olympia SM9.
I was going to say Olympia SM9, because thaw are the only italics I've seen so far. Looks great!
Enjoy your road trip. I look forward to your reveal, both of the answer to the questions posed in this post, as well as what you pick up on your trip.
I'm with Rob on this one. Absolutely no clue! I wish you a fine road trip.