I Just Purchased a Manual Typewriter!

29 Jun

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Someone posted a question on FPN about manual typewriters and whether anyone owned one. This immediately peaked my interest. I love all things old and writing related, so why not? It’s a writing instrument right?

After about half a second of thought I decided I absolutely had to have one. I ran it past hubby; he showed no objections. So, off to the antique stores I went. After three hours of searching and a couple hours of wiping, scrubbing, and oiling here’s what I got:

This is a 1950 Royal Quiet De Luxe manual typewriter!

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It was in exceptional condition, and it is in perfect working order. I’ve already been typing away on it.

Anyway, this is just a sneak peak. There will be a typecast review of it in a few weeks!

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7 Responses to “I Just Purchased a Manual Typewriter!”

  1. Stephanie June 29, 2010 at 5:40 PM #

    How fun! I love the look of typewritten documents these days (awesome font is why). Congrats on your new addition!

  2. Ron Lee June 29, 2010 at 6:01 PM #

    Ah this is somewhat scary. I believe I used a typewriter just like this in high school. Nice find. I like to cruise garage sales and I see typewriters here and there. I probably would go for something older or newer. I remember the IBM Selectric typewriters. Great touch on the keyboards. Somewhere there is an article on interfacing any typewriter to a computer. It was pretty clever.

    • Dizzy Pen June 29, 2010 at 6:26 PM #

      You know, prior to owning this little portable, the only other typewriter I’d ever used was an IBM Selectric. I actually took some typing lessons on a Selectric. My typing, however, is awful! Should I blame the Selectric? LOL

      Thanks for the reply.

  3. TAO June 29, 2010 at 11:27 PM #

    My grandfather was a typewriter repairman so I grew up with them in my life. I wish I kept one! Enjoy yours.

  4. Tejal June 30, 2010 at 7:56 PM #

    Wow, I totally want one of those. Nice buy!

  5. Ron Lee July 1, 2010 at 1:37 AM #

    So somewhere out there are typewriter collectors. (-: We should go find some of them. I can see where displaying your collection and selling at a show could be a lot of effort. I remember in Alameda, Ca there is an old office equipment repair shop that had an extensive collection of old typewriters on a shelf surrounding the store.

    Ron

  6. Jackie Flaherty July 28, 2010 at 7:15 AM #

    I recently bought a typewriter at a garage sale and after being inspired by Strikethru’s blog, I have begun to use it and I joined TYPEWRITERS group on yahoo. Plus, I recently got the cutest tpewritten thank you note and I blogged about it on 7/27 at http://www.lettersandjournals.blogspot.com.

    Looking forward to some fun on this.
    Thanks for sharing!

    Jackie
    http://www.lettersandjournals.com

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