Thursday, 23 February 2012

Typing, Vintage Style

 

typewriter keys

My first typewriter was a Silver Reed.  A manual portable typewriter.  You know, in those far forgotten days before laptops and i pads.

It looked like this one

Typewriter

It had a lid with a handle..

vintage typewriter

Oh how I loved it.

I typed letters, stories, poems. One of the keys stuck. I think it was the E.  But I still loved it.

I’ve been thinking lately, it would be nice to own a manual typewriter again, I would like to type some letters…..just for the fun.

vintage office

Of course, to get in the real spirit of the occasion, it would be best to sit at a vintage desk to do such typing. No?

Maybe even with a cup of tea in a china cup and a bourbon biscuit I might just have some of those…

vintage dressing table

Sigh……I can just see myself.

desk

Does anyone have a manual typewriter? How much do you love it?

It’s been like spring here today!

SmileX

18 comments:

  1. Old school typewriters are so charming!

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  2. Typewriters are fun! Your typewriter was beautiful! You should own one again!
    We had to take typewriting classes in high school. Sometimes, I got frustrated because we were given a limited amount of paper, and I always made terrible mistakes! But now, I miss it!


    LOVE!

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  3. Typewriters are fun! Your typewriter was beautiful! You should own one again!
    We had to take typewriting classes in high school. Sometimes, I got frustrated because we were given a limited amount of paper, and I always made terrible mistakes! But now, I miss it!


    LOVE!

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  4. I, too, would love a vintage typewriter! Preferably one in a lovely pastel color :) I don't own one anymore, but when I was little my mom bought my brother and I an old typewriter to play with...I love the feeling of the keys striking the paper!

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  5. I sold mine years ago and I so wish that I had kept it.

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  6. I had a typewriter like that too! I don't remember what happened to it, your post bought back happy memories! I like the idea of a vintage desk with a cup of tea and bourbon biscuit.
    Sarah x

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  7. I do. It's a pale blue one. It's in the shed. One day, when our renos are done, I will use it again. I'll even type you a letter Claire x

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  8. One of my favourite childhood toys was a typewriter - the problem was that you had to really whack the keys to get it to type well and got very sore fingers.

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  9. Oh yes, I love my new (to me) vintage typewriter. They have so much style and character.

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  10. Getting rid of my typewriter is one of my biggest regrets.

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  11. My mom used to have one and I remember playing on it when I was a kid. I wonder if she still has it...

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  12. I have a manual typewriter and it's so pretty :) my sister in law bought it for me when we went to a market. I've been meaning to write her a letter on it. So thanks for reminding me.

    I think a vintage desk is a must and it's on my 'must find' list. x

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  13. I love typewriters! We have one, but I need to get some more tape for it. I have no idea where to buy it!

    x Jasmine

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  14. my first was when i was just a kid, it was 70's bright orange and i had it until i was about 24. it was too heavy to take with me and i left it with an ex-friend! wish i still had it.

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  15. i had a manual typewriter when i was younger. it was kinda fun but difficult when you'd mess up. in college i started out with a word processor but moved to a computer. it doesn't seem that long ago but i guess it was. in high school i had to hand write all my papers!!!

    http://spinning-threads.blogspot.com

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  16. I have one! But I need to buy a ribbon for it... it's been one of those jobs that I've not quite done yet! :-) x

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