Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Old Typewriters

I have been dying to get an old typewriter for quite some time. So imagine my excitement when my Grandmother said I could have her old typewriter. Now, imagine my surprise when her "old" typewriter happens to be from the 1990s. Not really what I was expecting. It is the ugliest typewriter I have ever seen.

It looks a little better when it is set up...


I was rather disappointed until I started playing with it. I haven't had so much fun in years! (Which is terribly, terribly sad....) The clickety-clack sound is so much fun to listen to. I still want to get an older machine but this one will do for now.

Until I save up enough money I will just have to drool over these machine on Etsy.


1930s RARE Antique Remington Bantam Typewriter with Original Case

Sparkling 1955 Red Royal Quiet DeLuxe Portable Manual Typewriter

REMINGTON ANTIQUE TYPEWRITTER

Vintage typewriter - Smith Corona - Corsair - case - manual - aqua-light blue-blue green - slim - compact

5 comments:

  1. The Smith Corona looks like the one my mom had when I was growing up. When I still worked in an office, we had a few forms that still had to be done on a typewriter. Yeah...the State of CA still uses forms with carbon paper... It always made me feel ancient when the younger employees started and had no idea how to use a typewriter! And I'm not talking some ancient manual thing. This was a fairly new electric typewriter.

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  2. I have a fully-mechanical typewriter back home... Maybe you can have it.

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  3. We used to have an old typewriter similar to the one in the second to last picture. I have no idea what happened to it :( I think somebody threw it out without me finding out!

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  4. I love type writers! Would love to own an old Remington one!

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  5. Love those! I was thinking about getting one for my upcoming wedding, but lots of people are doing it. I think if I get one now, it will just be for me!

    Cheers!
    ~Paige

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