Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Typewriters







I have two typewriters. The Smith-Corona is from my college days. The Remington was bequeathed to me by a friend who moved to Europe. She had it in her yard sale for $25, including another ribbon, but no one wanted it. I plan to one day do an art project using them. In the meantime, they collect dust. They are very good at that. I don't know how good they'll be at typing a letter (yet!)

2 comments:

Moonshadow said...

I have a Remingtion Quiet-Riter! My dad had gotten it from his church when they updated all their equipment. I had thought about trying to sell it, but when I researched it online I found that there are quite a few writers out there that are hanging on to these models for nostalic writing. One blogger has her's loaned to a local college for one of the writing classes to use (http://ohtheresjustnotelling.blogspot.com/). I guess the Quiet-Riter was the cadilac of typewriters in it's day. You can still get ribbons too.

Barbara said...

I like that your typewriters have cases...that certainly helps to keep the dust off! I've got a Royal electric typewriter that uses "daisy wheels" and has a correcting tape (like "whiteout" [ha!] )...the daisy wheels come in different fonts. I'm glad I've held on to this typewriter all these years. Thanks for this post, mimmyg!