Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Typewriter $4

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.

7 comments:

vintagegirl said...

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

reederreads said...

Wow - that's a great deal!!!

JoniB said...

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

James said...

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!

Monda said...

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

ayearofletters said...

I am jealous!

Jackie Flaherty said...

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.