Friday, June 27, 2008

manual

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I have a fascination with manual typewriters and the start of a collection. This is a nice toy typewriter that was tucked in a tiny back room at Josie's Antiques in DeKalb.

I love the solid feel of having to strike a key with some force and the clackety-clack sound.

One of the oddest things I've ever seen is a tape of one of the original NASA launches back in the Gemini days. There, out in the sunshine covering the launch was a reporter with an old Underwood on his lap, typing away his news story.

3 comments:

Charmingdesigns said...

Love your photo.the typewriter is fabulous!! Laurie

Kari & Kijsa said...

Love this old typewriter! BTW...those damask stencils are GREAT...you might consider doing a light glaze over the stenciled wall when you finish. This softens the edges and really creates a professional look!

Have a blessed and wonderful day!

smiles, kari & kijsa

Jen@The Cottage Nest said...

My Emma, who is 7, is just dying for an old manual typewriter. I've started hunting garage sales and thrift stores. I hope I'm lucky enough to find one that pretty for her. And ribbons would be nice too!