Aged and Infirm Typewriter Riddled with Rustyo-Arthritis

51c483d62c465798bc4b0ad82baabcc7[1]

In a previous life I mentioned this old lady.

A lady with a long time-worn attic finish.

A rustic patina of pre-use and pre-love.

A grand old machine, rustic and decrepit.

A grand old beauty.

A Remington from the early 1920s.

 

 

She has seen better days when we had ink ribbons, no spell checkers, no delete buttons, no white-out liquid, the days before electric typewriters.   OK how old am I?  I remember those days well though I didn’t do typing in high school.

 
To this day I am more or less a 2 fingered typist though quite fast if I might say so!  Um, aren’t we all typists these days?  Even NGE types now albeit with 2 fingers!

 

tumblr_oxh5y7a7sF1wu0am5o1_r1_400[1].gif

 

Completely seized with age and rustyo-arthritis now there’s no more sound of a key being pressed . . . .  tap, tap, click-clack, clickety clack.

 

No more making a new line with a bing, a ding of the bell or a clunk when we hit that heavy carriage return to move to the next line. Remember?
No more zzzzippp zzzzippp when we pull up the sheet of paper from the rollermechanism.

 

d7f65047cb5130e9e7a65593bf6430ec[1]

 

Beautiful.

 A classic gadget from days gone by.

A relic to some.

Junk to others.

Not to me.

 

2ddf4a54e0e6f8a6156e95e6aff123c0[1]

 

I know some of you use these old typewriters as door-stops. Some say they are rubbish, junk and should be tossed. This one is so heavy it could be a train stop!

I could never allow this lady to be of such insulting utilitarian use as a door-stop nor will she be junked!

She’s one of my cooler pieces bringing her own unique charm & style to our home.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

w

Connecting to %s