The Hardy Type
Posted on June 13, 2016
This is, purportedly, the typewriter of Thomas Hardy (2 June 1840 – 11 January 1928) on display at Max Gate, the house where the author lived in Dorset, England:
The problem is, the earliest date we have for a Remington Portable Model 5 (boxy) is 1932, four years after the author’s death.
As an example of Hardy’s writing style, here’s an extract from For Conscience’ Sake, the second story in the 1927 edition of Life’s Little Ironies, a collection of short stories first published in 1894:
An extract from A Pair of Blue Eyes (1873) as used by David Lodge to illustrate Suspense in Chapter 3 of his book The Art of Fiction:
Typecast on my 1963 Remington 11.