2.11.2009

The pen is mightier than the sword, but a well-aimed typewriter packs good punch too!

Every now and then I get tired of modern conveniences and begin daydreaming about the items of yesteryear. Today my focus is on typewriters.

When I was seven-years-old, already bitten by the writing bug and not yet the proud owner of a speedy computer, I found an old typewriter in the garage and promptly lugged it into the warm comforts of our home. It was then and there that I began to bang out my very own newsletters, newspapers, articles, short stories, and how-tos which circulated around my family, friends, and close-knit neighborhood. Even now I get giddy at the sight of an antique typewriter. To think what type of masterpieces have been written upon them, and whose fingers have flown across the keys (Dorothy Parker? F. Scott Fitzgerald? P.G. Wodehouse? Truman Capote?); it's almost too much to fathom. The history that each one holds is amazing. One day I plan on having a room devoted entirely to vintage typewriters. For now, I'll pay tribute to them here.







Fashionably yours!


Thanks to Dirty-Paper, Anne Ruthmann Photography, Domino, Roadside Scholar, and Altruism in the Morning for the pictures.
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Lauren K said...

The first Christmas gift I received from my last boyfriend was a vintage typewriter. By far the coolest gift I've ever gotten!

Stephanie said...

I dream of an olivetti ...

The Lil Bee said...

I love vintage typewriters, too! These are awesome.

Callie Grayson said...

oh, i have no idea were mine went. I inherited 3 of them!!! two looked like the first two images and the third was a newer version but had cursive fonts on the keys...
i moved from california to chicago and I have no idea where they went....

great post, if i find them i will give them to you!

Little Bow Prep said...

Oooh! I really like the blue one. It almost looks like Tiffany Blue!

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