Typewriter $4

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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.
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  1. vintagegirl on August 5, 2010 at 12:43 pm

    what a magnificent find!! how beautiful and it produces cursive writing?!? how lucky can one girl be? 🙂 happy letters!

  2. reederreads on August 5, 2010 at 5:54 pm

    Wow – that's a great deal!!!

  3. JoniB on August 5, 2010 at 6:46 pm

    Whoa. That is so cool. Can you type something and post a photo of it? I'd love to see the font.

  4. James on August 5, 2010 at 7:26 pm

    I love that you got such a great deal! I just dusted off my own typewriter. I'd love to see a writing sample from your Voss – although I've seen Strikethru's cursive typewriter – I guess it never really occurred to me that typewriters would have different fonts!

  5. Monda on August 6, 2010 at 1:29 am

    Cursive machines are my favorite! I can't wait to see the first typecast…

  6. ayearofletters on August 7, 2010 at 12:37 am

    I am jealous!

  7. Jackie Flaherty on August 7, 2010 at 11:21 am

    Thanks, everyone! I saw that DIYSara on Twitter found a cursive typewriter for about $5 at a thrift store last year. She posted a photo on Flcikr. Very cool!

    Am thinking now how to incorporate this into my cardmaking crafts.

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