Thursday, February 4, 2010

Old Typewriter

On my last post I mentioned I had cleaned the bookshelves in my office. I posted a pic of them and my friend Ceekay @ Thinkin' of Home nearly had a fit that my old typewriter was sitting on the top of them for no one to see. She informed me I needed to move it right away so I and others could view and enjoy it. lol


I did think she had a good idea and I moved it to an antique desk that sits at the top of the stairs between two guest bedrooms. I don't really know how old it is. I could not find a date on it. The ink cartridge is so dry of ink that it does not print anymore, so I typed a note on the computer and inserted it in the feeder. You can enlarge the pic, if you like.





A front view of the name Underwood.




A better pic of the note that I typed.





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Thanks for stopping by and enjoy your weekend!

32 comments:

Angie said...

That is such a neat piece and definitely should be displayed!

Ceekay- Thinkin of Home said...

I just love it...I KNEW it would look great!

Linda C said...

We had Underwood manual typewriters in high school typing class! Yes and a few electric IBMs,too! Yes, as I tell my kids, we DID have electricity back then:)

Your typewriter looks great there and I like the message!

Linda C

STITCHINPRIM said...

Oh how I remember those old typewriters.. I learned to type on them in High School.. but oh how much easier it is with electric ones and even more on computers..
but it brought back good memories of my High School days... long, long ago..
Blessings,
Maurine

Rosie@Journey to Charm said...

I learned how to type in high school on something like that. I remember when I made a typing error, I had to erase it on multiple copies that had carbon paper in between them. I'm thankful for computers. Rosie

Farrah said...

How neat! I love old typewriters!

Diann @ The Thrifty Groove said...

What a wonderful treasure!!

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Ink cartridge or a ribbon? It is probably a ribbon, and you may be able to get a replacement. My father use to use one of the old Underwood typewriters (looked older than yours) in his business - my Brother has it now.
You have a treasure!
Thanks for sharing.

Heather said...

now that is very cool! i love your note you printed out and put in it too. thank you for your prayers for our family. everyone in Texas seems to be doing a little better now that the funeral has come and gone.

Kathy said...

Oooh...I love it! The typwriter is beautiful and the setting is perfect. Of course, we both know our old friend CeeKay is the queen of arrange and display! Beautiful post, Ro.
xoxo...Kathy

Katie@LeBeauPaonVictorien said...

I love old typewriters! I wish I had one, I'd still use it! I think they are great. I love how you made a nice vignette with the typewriter.

Charlotte said...

Wow. Looks like one I learned to type on. Thanks for the memory. Glad you're displaying it.

Ms. Bake-it said...

Ceekay was quite right! it really does need to be displayed and I like your additional touch of adding a typed note in it.

Looks great!

~ Tracy

Gayle said...

Love the typewriter. Reminds me of my grandfather's that I have. I don't know about yours, but mine weighs a ton!

Rhonda said...

Love antiques...and old typewriters do bring back memories. In my college days, I had an electric one that was quite noisy and hated using the whiteout every few minutes. Ugh! I do enjoy the modern convenience of computers. (:

karlascottage.typepad.com said...

How wonderful that you found one that still types!! That old print is so attractive.

Beautiful pear tree lane said...

By all means that typewriter deserves it's place out front, I love this idea. And I really love your typewriter, what a treasure.
I think I used to have one similar to this somewhere in one of these barns.
Have a great weekend, I don't know about you but we just need a boat to get around here.lol
Hugs,
Sue

Cindy ~ My Romantic Home said...

That is such a beautiful typewriter! Your link on Show and Tell wasn't working correctly but I was able to fix it. I wish I would have been able to fix it earlier in the day but I was at work.

Cindy ~ My Romantic Home said...

Oops, I just realized you had added a corrected link below the other one on mcklinky. I'll delete one for you.

Patriotic Mom said...

That typewriter brings back memories but I don't really want to go there.
Joan @Americana By Candlelight

Natasha said...

I can't imagine what life today would be like if we had to use a typewriter! My mum used to type school assignments for me on her typewriter but I bet she is glad she has her computer now!

Thanks for sharing these great pictures and thanks also for visiting my blog. It is so nice to "meet" you!

Best wishes, Natasha.

Nancy said...

What a neat idea!!! Love that note!!! Hope you are having a wonderful weekend!!! Nancy

Lottie said...

Yes, you should definitely have the typewriter where all can enjoy!
Have a great weekend!

Lottie in SC

fitty's pinky rose cottage said...

love the typewriter! cool pretties!

ALVN of WhisperWood Cottage and Junkologie said...

Fun idea! Good idea to print the message using the computer!

Prior said...

Love the old typewriter. It did deserve to be shown off... glad we don't have to type on them anymore... I've also seem them with old black and white pictures copied on typing paper. They are cool for sure. Lezlee

Shelia said...

What a wonderful typewriter! I learned to type on a little blue portable and I still have it. Yours is truly a treasure.
Thank you for your sweet comments.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Happy@Home said...

Ceekay had a great idea and you implemented it perfectly. It looks wonderful the way you have it displayed and your little note is like the icing on the cake.

Dawn said...

I'm excited to be able to do Show and Tell again now that I don't have to be private - now if I can think of something to show!

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

Great idea, looks great! Love the note!

I used to type on a manual typewriter years ago, before computers! Not half as much fun as computers!!

Katherine

Joy said...

That looks like my Mom's old typewriter. I am sure they have given it away...sigh. It looks great and brings back memories too.

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