New Old School

Look at this baby.  A Remington Holiday.  Isn't it adorable?  Gorgeous blue. Makes me very happy every time I clap eyes on it.  I'd been on the prowl for one for ages since seeing one here. And since finding one, it's taken a few additional weeks to source a ribbon, work out how to attach it and get it all working properly.  But now there's no stopping us.  My girl wants to be writer you see. And I figure every budding young author needs a portable typewriter. So that one day,when she's grown up, she can pop (I would say throw but it's far too precious for that) her Remington Holiday on the back seat of her car and head off to a secluded beach shack for some serious wordsmithing.  Or perhaps he will... 
She loves it of course.  We all do.  It feels real somehow, enduring in a culture of throwaway keyboards.  And terribly nostalgic. And it makes such an amazing sound::clickety clickety clickety ping!  

10 comments:

  1. Cute. I learned to type on a portable may years ago.

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  2. Oh I love that click clack clickity clack sound. It makes you feel like a writer. The relish is delicious. You could try it with your 10kilos of tomatoes! Wow!

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  3. How lovely. I have many fond memories of typing on a vintage number under my dressing table when I was about 8. It had beautiful round black and gold keys (which stuck when you typed too fast), a violent carriage return and a very satisfying "ding"!

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  4. Your blog is lovely...full of beautiful photographs. Can't remember how I got to you....but it's been a very nice 'stumble across'! Lovely typewriter too...i want one!
    Have a happy day.
    Kerry

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  5. Very sweet, that little person sitting there at the typewriter.

    We got one a while back from local op shop (just a little portable brother) and Minnie has spent many happy hours doing her 'spelling' on that thing. Does need a new ribbon though. Saw a wonderful much older looking one this week - mmm, not sure if I can fit another thing in this house. They will find me under a pile of fabric one day...

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  6. Oh how I yearned for such a thing. I had friends with one and the excitement of going to their house was almost too much. Watch out for the line up at your door.

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  7. I LOVED typing on a typewriter, and I'm with Lulu, that's how I learnt. I loved writing my stories on that sleek black typewriter. Not as gorgeous as yours, but still that satisfying tap-tap-ping! What memories are made of!

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  8. beautiful colour - so soft and inviting you to spend some time there. Not like the silver, black and white of writing devices these day.

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  9. Hope you had a lovely Mothers Day Michelle!

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  10. What a beaut story Michelle! I'd so forgotten about those machines -I'm so happy you managed to find this lovely. And your description of the sound - spot on!
    Millie ^_^

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