Sunday, January 6, 2008

A Vintage Beauty


So... I have to admit that ever since this girl and this girl had mentioned that they got hooked up with vintage typewriters, I have been a little jealous.

I am such a font-a-holic. I love love love typography. Alphabets and word stamps, computer fonts, dymo labelers.. yes please. Anything but my own handwriting!

So, I was super pleased to find this little green beauty at Goodwill yesterday for the big ticket price of $15. Of course I had to take him home with me!
He's a Smith-Corona manual typewriter (pre-electricity). I think he's from the 1930s or '40s.

A little cleanup with a toothbrush and a new ribbon and voila! Old school word processing.

Now.. what to type.... Hmm.....

8 comments:

miss morgan... said...

congrats on the new addition to your family girlie! she is way adorable! does she have a name yet? mine is called penelope. i think yours needs a total starlet name!

Marie said...

OMG I am soooooooooooo jealous!!! I want one! You lucky girl!

Lisa said...

eek i'm so jealous! makes me wanna run to all the goodwills i know...hmmm...

Michelle said...

ooooh...I am super jealous of your wonderful typewriter!! can't wait to see some pages with the awesome type!! =)

Polly said...

Oh wow! Super cool typewriter. It looks beautiful... I want one now.

*~*Amber*~* said...

LOVELOVE this... LUCKY YOU!!! Im in search for one... hard... can't find one! xoxo

shelly b said...

Love this!!

Vee said...

congrats on your new typewriter!! it is gorgeous!! ;)

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