Bit o’ lunchtime opping

thrifed typewriter, originally uploaded by drewzel.

As I was a bit sick of my office walls, I went for a lunchtime op-shop wander to Vinnies and Savers. Today seemed to be all about sheet music, as I got lots of good basic flute music and a nice collection of vintage piano folios, which I might share tomorrow as vintage thingys. I also found this little beauty at Savers for a whole $7. I already have another vintage typewriter – pic here – so I’ve added this one to my desk at work. It just needs a new ribbon, which I have one of at home, and if I recall correctly, the ever helpful Pip blogged a while back about a shop that sells them too. Typewriter seems to work perfectly except for the $ and cents key. Blue is my fave colour by the way.

Note: A quick Googling led me to this page, which tells me that my other typewriter (which is also an Imperial) is a Model 50 and was built between 1927 and 1937.  Little blue typewriter would date from pre-1974 according to this information.  It also appears to be made in Japan for Litton Industries, and is apparently something to do with a Silver Seiko  Don’t ya just love teh intertubes?  This how collections are started.  Dangerous.


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