Friday, September 17, 2010

Vintage find

Is this not the coolest thing you're seen in a really long time???? Since like 1962. I rescued this beautiful manual typewritter from a Goodwill Outlet (have you been yet?). It was in a bin with all the electronics. The ribbon had been taken out and was tangled with cords, the cover was in another bin altogether, unfortunately I did not find the bottom tray or the carrying case but nevermind. It is a lovely blue & ivory combo and I bought it for that reason. I decided that even if it didn't work it would still be a wonderful paperweight.

Well guess what! This beautiful typewritter actually works. It took a little adjusting and I have to press hard on the keys but it works. I can't wait to start using it with my scrapbook layouts.

Oh and the typewritter only cost me $7. Got to love that.


I'm going to link to a couple fun sites:
Coastal Charm
My Romantic Home

Southern Hospitality


  1. How fun - love it! There is nothing like a geniune old splotchie typewriter fonts. This is a great find and will be so fun. Great score!

  2. Thank you for being the very first person to comment on my new blog! I was so excited! I love finding new blogs, and yours looks amazing! I will be bookmarking it and visiting often. Love the vintage typewriter, a very lucky find!

  3. Carla,
    Thank you for visiting my blog. I just noticed you are another Pacific Northwest blogger. Love it when I run into someone from our little corner of the country!

  4. Takes me back to my typing class in high school. I guess I am vintage now too!

  5. oh wow I am a little jealous of this find!! It will make great greeting cards and scrapbook stuff and labels and everything!!

  6. When I graduated from 8th grade in 1967, that identical typewriter was my gift from my parents. It traveled with me all over the world as a Navy wife, helping me write letters home, and then my daughters used it when they played office. I, unfortunately, purged it sometime in the past ten years. My daughter recently said she would love to have it for her own daughter to play on... I'm looking for another! So glad to see that you rescued this one!

  7. I saw one even older a few weeks ago @ an estate sale. It was a real manual, no cord or anything, and had the lever you slapped to return the cartridge. Of course, they wanted way too much for the thing, but my kids were mesmerized!