Thursday, February 16, 2012

Post(Card)-A-Day 16: Maroon Groma Kolibri

Looks like it's turning out to be Kolibri week on the blog! That is not such a bad thing.

Besides, this is a good opportunity to put up a few of the orange-background photos that this blog is known for :-)

Coming soon to an unscrupulous eBay auction near you! (It's been a while since I saw this, though, so perhaps the situation is getting better.)

Speaking of beautiful maroon typewriters, 'fess up, who won this stunning Continental? I sure hope it wasn't a keychopper, an option which the seller mentioned in the listing (tsk, tsk).

Thanks again for the swap, Georg! Hope you're enjoying the Everest K2 :).

NB: I am experimenting with eliminating word verification for comments entirely, since I have the option to delete undesirable ones and I am almost always online, anyway. I noticed that the word verification captchas on other blogs have gotten just about unbearable (two words, both rather hard to read) and I struggled trying to make a few comments this morning. 

So let's try going without the safety net for a week and see how it goes.

15 comments:

  1. That's the very one I want!! Is this your absolute favourite??

    You've probably heard the saying "seeing Reds under their beds", but as long as it is a maroon(red) Groma, I wouldn't mind. Certainly wouldn’t kick ‘her’ out from under my bed! ;-)

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    1. My absolute favorite to look at? Yes. But to write with? No, there's another I like even better. More to come later :)

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  2. Very nice typewriter. I have heard quite a bit about the Kolibris and all of it is good. I have one on my want list.

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  3. I forgot to tell my favorite color typewriter. Well, if it is from my collection it has to be the orange-red wood grain Underwood Standard Portable. Otherwise it has to me one of the shiney maroon ones.

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  4. This Kolibri looks stunning (then again, all of your typewriters look stunning!).

    Maroon is definitely one of my favorite colors, along with the matte gold color of the Triumph Perfekt I recently acquired. I have yet to own a maroon typer though; lost a bid for a german keyboard Continental a couple of weeks ago. Sigh.

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  5. Love that last profile picture, it really brings out the surprising flatness of a Kolibri.

    I agree with you about this very annoying new captcha system. I think I'll try eliminating that on my blog too!

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    1. Help! How did you turn off the captchas? The two "word" system is indeed broken.

      For Adwoa: For whatever reason, I no longer see any comment option on your entries except for the ability to reply to a previous comment. Do you limit comments to Google+ followers, or could there be something else going on?

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    2. Dwayne: Perhaps it is just you? Everyone else on this thread seems to have been able to comment just fine, and no, I have turned off all options to restrict comments in any way, opting to moderate them manually for a while. It's only been a few hours, but no problems to report so far.

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    3. Dwayne: on the Blogger dashboard (at least the old-fashioned one), you go to Settings > Comments and then choose "No" for "Show word verification for comments?"

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  6. Sweet Kolibri. I think my favourite typewriter color is Hermes 3000-green. ;)

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  7. No question, my fave is green. Obviously, the Hermes green, but I also like the darker green on my SG1, as well as a variety of keys from Royals to Smith Coronas.

    Subconsciously, I was drawn to a green Selectric that I swear, can't be a shade or two off from Hermes green.

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    1. Two votes for Hermes green! It IS soothing to the eye, I'll give you that.

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  8. Amazing Kolibri! The color is beautiful :) My favorite typewriter color is black. Specially the shiny ones.

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  9. That maroon is a close second to SM-3 forest green. That's a nice machine there.

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