Sunday, September 9, 2012

New typewriter

Well I've moved into a new place (again) and start classes tomorrow. This is (hopefully) my final term of university! Normally I move in the night before classes start, but for my last term I decided to take it easy and gave myself 2 full days to get settled. Which of course means I had time to go antique shopping today!

I was very good and only bought one thing. I have been longing for a portable typewriter for a while. I have a 1920's Underwood but I'm pretty sure it weighs more than I do! I saw this sweet Smith-Corona and knew I just had to have it. It was pretty cheap since the case is in poor condition. The typewriter itself works well though. I may give her a bit of oil so she runs more smoothly but so far she works better than I expected. I think she needs a name though. She looks like a Cordelia to me; what do you guys think?
That's All.


  1. I'm a fan of Cordelia, but I've also been watching a lot of BTVS and Angel as of late...


  2. I love your line "which of course means I had time to go antique shopping today". I've been know to utter very similar sentiments on a few occasions myself, too.

    Wishing you all the best with your new term, and many, many wonderful years with your awesome typewriter.

    ♥ Jessica

  3. That typewriter is really sweet! Cordelia is a great name! (and character, haha reminds me too of BTVS:D)

  4. Cordelia is an exquisite little thing, I hope she serves you well. I'm in desperate need of a typewriter for all my correspondence. I've been scouring for a suitable model and took quite a fancy to an Olivetti 32 but I don't have the foggiest idea if its any good. If you could shed any light, I would be jolly grateful.

    1. I'm afraid I don't know much about different typewriter models. I have 3 typewriters, one was a gift and two I bought. The only thing I can suggest is that you make sure all the keys and different parts work. Also take into consideration where you want to type. A portable typewriter is best if you want to be able to type in different places or store the typewriter on a shelf. I have a non-portable 1920's Underwood and it is incredibly heavy and extremely difficult to move, making it not the most practical typewriter. Sorry I couldn't be more help!


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