British Commonwealth of Nations: U. S. Typewriters

George V paused before a British typewriter in a booth at the British Industries Fair, London. While His Majesty toyed with the idea of striking one of the typewriter's keys, a respectful member of the exhibiting firm enveloped a disquieting bit of information in honeyed words. The King was informed that almost all of the typewriters used by the British Government are of U. S. manufacture.

Conservative British journalists refused to quote the king's rejoinder. They declared that he seemed "intensely annoyed." The irrepressible correspondents of U....

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