August 5, 2010/7 Comments
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This lovely typewriter was a $4 find at a garage sale. I haven’t had a typewriter for years, but lately I had been intrigued by them from following Strikethru‘s blog and purchasing her zine ‘Silent Type: A Retrotech Journal.‘ I also recently received the typewritten ‘Thank You‘ note from Lily that I blogged about.
The best part of this Voss typewriter (besides the fact that it works and only cost $4) is that it types with a cursive font! What a delightful and unexpected surprise.
|Olivander on Flickr|
Growing up we had a behemoth black typewriter. As a young child I loved to spend afternoons sitting at the desk and typing away.I think I just copied things out of a book. Sometimes I tried to create stories, but I was too slow at getting out the words.
In college I used an electric typewriter. What I remember about that was the endless hours trying to format and NOT make a mistake. Now with computers and formatting and font selection, it is truly a whole new world. But sometimes it’s fun to use stuff from the old.