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.


7 Responses to “Bit o’ lunchtime opping”

  1. 1 CurlyPops Wednesday, July 23, 2008 at 5:34 pm

    OMG that is absolutely fabulous! I am so jealous….and $7….are they joking???

  2. 2 Hollie Wednesday, July 23, 2008 at 5:46 pm

    So cute! looks similar to my one, except mine’s an ugly grey color, Great find!

  3. 3 Marita Wednesday, July 23, 2008 at 6:38 pm

    Fantastic find, I love the colour, I’m still getting over the fact I left a pristine Olivetti in a oppie a while ago.

  4. 4 Elizabeth Wednesday, July 23, 2008 at 7:47 pm

    love the blue typewriter!! great lunch hour work!

  5. 5 gemma jones Wednesday, July 23, 2008 at 10:57 pm

    oh, that photo is a perfect tableaux my dear! just a perfect lil scene! lovely

  6. 6 Amy Thursday, July 24, 2008 at 9:57 am

    oooh I love it! I remember learning how to type at school in the 80’s with brown ones like that!

  7. 7 BigCat Tuesday, July 29, 2008 at 10:04 pm

    What a great find. It’s gorgeous.

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