As I was perusing my email messages earlier this day, I noticed one from an ebay seller from whom I had recently won an auction. The gracious lady was writing to inform me that my Underwood Standard No. 3 (the 18" model) of yet undetermined year was now on its way, traveling by mail-coach from Pennsylvania to where I reside in the still-wild Southwest. She also informed me of the total weight of the specially made crate her husband had constructed for my new acquisition in order to keep it safe en route, with the typewriter inside.
...It weighs fifty-five pounds.
Yes, you read that correctly: fifty-five pounds! That's as much as a good-sized dog or a young child! While I eagerly anticipate its arrival, I am filled with an equal amount of dread. When the postman delivers the Underwood, I am uncertain that I shall have the wherewithal to bring this monster into my home myself!
Therefore, I have officially decided to name my Underwood 'Behemoth'. Just as my Royal is called 'First'. I shall have photos of them both soon!
What are your typewriter's names? Do they have any? I would love to know.