Viracocha, on Valencia Street in San Francisco's Mission District, sells typewriters. I sent my envoy Scott over there to check out the offerings a week or two ago, and here's what he found.
Can you name that 'writer? No looking anything up. (For encyclopedic types, this will be a no-brainer). I'll add my lame remarks, this is where you'll see how little I actually know about typewriter model specifics, only really being familiar with the typewriters I own. This general ignorance is why I never make appearances among the sages on Yahoo's Portable Typewriter Forum.
Some kind of big ol' Olympia SG standard. I have never paid any attention to the standard models made by Olympia.
1950's Remington Quiet Riter. I want one!
An Underwood standard whaaat? It looks 1950's.
Royal Quiet de Luxe, 1950's.
A Royal KMS? KM-something? 50's? 60's? Man, I don't know thing one about standards.
What is this?? A Torpedo? Is this a German brand? I only know Torpedos as imposing antique standard type machines, didn't know they made any in the 60's or whenever this was made.
Voss... another German brand? If I had to pick one of these 'writers, I'd take this one. I don't know anything about Voss machines and have never seen one in the wild.
Smith-Corona clipper. Now I am on more familiar territory. 40's?
Some kind of early IBM electric typewriter. I know even less about electric typewriters than I do about standards.
What's that goofy long green lever on the right side? This is a quiet de luxe, right? It's kind of hard to tell from this picture.
Oh my, that was disgraceful. Please tell me you can do better at identifying these machines.