Abode {W}

Monday, October 3, 2011

Retro tech

Could this be an old typewriter?
Hooray! It is! And, it works!
So elegant! It even dings when you get to the end of the row.
The children love it, and all clamored for a turn.
I have been wanting a vintage, non-electric typewriter for a long time. I like their looks, and I love the rhythmic clacking of the keys. So, this evening we were in Goodwill. I saw a couple looking at this case, and she was telling her husband that it was an old typewriter and that she wanted it. Well, they could not get the case open (turns out the had it upside down....) so walked away from it. I waited a respectable two seconds and then moved in for the kill. It was in my cart before you could say "SCORE!"  I was happy to see the ribbon works, both the black and the red. It does come out of the case, with the simple push of two levers. I plan on setting it on my sideboard, with a piece of paper in it always so it can be used as a guestbook of sorts. I also want my children to learn how to type on it, since it is harder to break than my laptop. More Fall happiness!

1 comment:

  1. talk about a score! i'm surprised you didn't knock that lady over - i might have!